The Australasian Barnacle, Elminius modestus, in France


THE Australasian barnacle Elminius modestus Darwin has been recently recorded from several localities in northern France1. In September 1954, we carried out independent surveys along the whole of the Channel and Atlantic coasts of France to define the limits of distribution of this immigrant species. The observations made show that E. modestus was established over two large areas of the French coast. These extend from the Belgian frontier to Cap de la Hague and from the estuary of the Jaudy to the Rade de Brest (Fig. 1).

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BISHOP, M., CRISP, D. The Australasian Barnacle, Elminius modestus, in France. Nature 179, 482–483 (1957) doi:10.1038/179482b0

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