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BarnacleAustrominius modestus

Merimbula, NSW

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Austrominius modestus at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Sep 2017
Austrominius modestus at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Sep 2017

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JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! 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
JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! 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
JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! 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.
JennyncmgBulk Reporter - Jennyncmg has reported over 100 sightings! 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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Bembicium auratum (Gold-mouthed Conniwink) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Aug 2017 by Leo
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Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Jul 2017 by Leo
Platalea regia (Royal Spoonbill) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jul 2017 by Leo
Esacus magnirostris (Beach Stone-curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jul 2017 by Leo
Hydatina albocincta (White Banded/White-striped/Clown Paper Bubble) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Bursatella leachii (Ragged Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jul 2016 by Leo
Esacus magnirostris (Beach Stone-curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Apr 2016 by Leo
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Mar 2016 by Leo
Syphonota geographica (Sea hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Jan 2014 by LizAllen
Philinopsis taronga (Philinopsis taronga) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Oct 2013 by LizAllen
Philinopsis cyanea (Philinopsis cyanea) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Oct 2013 by ALCW_BDRS
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Oct 2013 by ALCW_BDRS
Hydatina physis (Brown-line Paperbubble) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Oct 2011 by LizAllen
Eucalyptus longifolia (Woollybutt) at Merimbula, NSW - 23 Jul 2005 by MaxCampbell

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 8 Sep 2017 Recorded on
  • SteveBurrows Recorded by

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