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BarnacleAustrominius modestus

Unnamed at Merimbula, NSW

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Austrominius modestus at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Austrominius modestus at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017

Identification history

Barnacle Austrominius modestus 10 Sep 2017 Jennyncmg
Barnacle Austrominius modestus 10 Sep 2017 SteveBurrows
Barnacle Tetraclitella purpurascens 8 Sep 2017 SteveBurrows

11 comments

Jennyncmg wrote:
   9 Sep 2017
I think this barnacle is Elminius modestus, an estuarine barnacle. The shell plates seem too smooth to be T.purpurascens.
   9 Sep 2017
I wasn't too sure with my suggestion but your suggestion looks correct
   9 Sep 2017
I have added another image
Jennyncmg wrote:
   9 Sep 2017
Thanks Steve. It certainly looks like Elminius
   9 Sep 2017
Yes, although I can't find much information about this species
   9 Sep 2017
I have found this species listed in the ALA as Austrominius modestus, there are several records for this species in the Eden area
Jennyncmg wrote:
   10 Sep 2017
Is there an authority which decides on the official name? Darwin chose Elminius in 1864 which you think should be first ?? However neither name is on the drop down menu for logging sightings.
   10 Sep 2017
In the ALA they have Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854) but on the World Register for Marine Species they have Elminius modestus (Darwin, 1854) but say that Austrominius is the accepted name, I'm not sure who the main authority is for these species
   10 Sep 2017
The ABRS Fauna Database also has Austrominius modestus listed but no record of the name Elminius modestus. I am not up with all the intricacies of taxonomy but it appears that it was renamed Austrominius modestus (Darwin, 1854) after a review of the subfamily.
Jennyncmg wrote:
   10 Sep 2017
Thanks Steve. I think we can safely say we have the right barnacle but I don't know how to enter the name when it isn't on the drop down menu
   10 Sep 2017
That's fine I will add it to the list.

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Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2019
Philinopsis speciosa (Blue-lined Philinopsis) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Chelidonura hirundinina (Swallowtail Aglaja) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Mariaglaja sandrana at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Unidentified Crab (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Unidentified Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Gymnodoris alba at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Jan 2019
Chelidonura hirundinina (Swallowtail Aglaja) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Jan 2019
Haematopus longirostris (Pied Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Nov 2018
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) at Merimbula, NSW - 24 Oct 2018
Haematopus longirostris (Pied Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jul 2018
Haematopus longirostris (Pied Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 May 2018
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 May 2018
Egretta garzetta (Little Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 May 2018
Egretta garzetta (Little Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Apr 2018
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Jorunna pantherina at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Spurilla braziliana (Spurilla braziliana) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Apr 2018
Mictyris longicarpus (Soldier Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Feb 2018
Butorides striatus (Striated Heron) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Nov 2017
Olearia tomentosa (Toothed Daisy Bush) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Sep 2017
Haematopus longirostris (Pied Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Sep 2017
Meliphaga lewinii (Lewin's Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Sep 2017
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Sep 2017
Austrolittorina unifasciata (Blue Australwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Siphonaria diemenensis (Siphonaria diemenensis) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Actinia tenebrosa (Red Waratah Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Bembicium nanum (Striped-mouth Conniwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Bembicium auratum (Gold-mouthed Conniwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Aug 2017
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Aug 2017
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Jul 2017
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2017
Esacus magnirostris (Beach Stone-curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jul 2017
Hydatina albocincta (White Banded/White-striped/Clown Paper Bubble) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Bursatella leachii (Ragged Seahare) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Apr 2017
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jul 2016
Esacus magnirostris (Beach Stone-curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Apr 2016
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Mar 2016
Syphonota geographica (Sea hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Jan 2014
Kathetostoma laeve (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Nov 2013
Philinopsis cyanea (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Oct 2013
Philinopsis taronga (Philinopsis taronga) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Oct 2013
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Oct 2013
Unidentified (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Jan 2012
Philinopsis taronga (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Dec 2011
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Oct 2011
Eucalyptus longifolia (Woollybutt) at Merimbula, NSW - 23 Jul 2005

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