Title

An Individual Barnacle, Semibalanus balanoides, with Two Penises

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Crustacean Biology

Keywords

Barnacle, Penis, Mating, Hemipenes, Semibalanus balanoides

ISSN

0278-0372

Volume

29

Issue/No.

1

First Page

135

Last Page

136

Abstract

During the late fall and early winter of 2007, we collected intertidal barnacles and observed reproductive activity. Among these, we found an otherwise normal barnacle that had two penises. At least one of these penises is inferred to have retained normal function and to have fertilized the egg brood of the barnacle's neighbor.

Comments

©The Crustacean Society, 2009. Published by Brill NV, Leiden

DOI

10.1651/08-3037.1

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