Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / parasite / endoparasite
Cephaloidophora communis endoparasitises mid-gut of Cirripedia

Animal / epizoite
Epistylis lives on mantle of Cirripedia

Animal / predator
adult of Muricidae is predator of Cirripedia

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
Pyxinoides balani endoparasitises mid-gut of Cirripedia

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Known predators

Cirripedia (ascidians/barnacles/bryozoans) is prey of:
Searlesia
Thais
Pycnopodia
Pisaster
Thais canaliculata
Emplectonema
Leptasterias
Thais lima
Ceratostoma
Thais triangularis
Acanthina
Purpura
Opeatostoma
Thais melones
Heliaster
Actinopterygii
Crassilabrum crassilabrum
Concholepas concholepas
Acanthocyclus
Sicyases sanguineus
Heliaster helianthus
Cheloniidae
Decapoda
Isopoda
Amphipoda
Pycnogonidae
Tanaidae
Asteroidea
Gastropoda
Scaphopoda
Neoloricata
Priapula
Polychaeta
Ophiuroidea

Based on studies in:
USA: Alaska, Torch Bay (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: Washington, Cape Flattery (Littoral, Rocky shore)
Pacific: Bay of Panama (Littoral, Rocky shore)
Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands shelf (Reef)
Chile, central Chile (Littoral, Rocky shore)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • B. A. Menge, J. Lubchenco, S. D. Gaines and L. R. Ashkenas, A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Oecologia (Berlin) 71:75-89, from p. 85 (1986).
  • J. C. Castilla, Perspectivas de investigacion en estructura y dinamica de communidades intermareales rocosas de Chile Central. II. Depredadores de alto nivel trofico, Medio Ambiente 5(1-2):190-215, from p. 203 (1981).
  • Opitz S (1996) Trophic interactions in Caribbean coral reefs. ICLARM Tech Rep 43, Manila, Philippines
  • R. T. Paine, Food webs: linkage, interaction strength and community infrastructure, J. Anim. Ecol. 49:667-685, from p. 670 (1980).
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© SPIRE project

Source: SPIRE

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Known prey organisms

Cirripedia (ascidians/barnacles/bryozoans) preys on:
plankton
detritus

Based on studies in:
USA: Alaska, Torch Bay (Littoral, Rocky shore)
USA: Washington, Cape Flattery (Littoral, Rocky shore)
Pacific: Bay of Panama (Littoral, Rocky shore)
Chile, central Chile (Littoral, Rocky shore)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • B. A. Menge, J. Lubchenco, S. D. Gaines and L. R. Ashkenas, A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Oecologia (Berlin) 71:75-89, from p. 85 (1986).
  • J. C. Castilla, Perspectivas de investigacion en estructura y dinamica de communidades intermareales rocosas de Chile Central. II. Depredadores de alto nivel trofico, Medio Ambiente 5(1-2):190-215, from p. 203 (1981).
  • R. T. Paine, Food webs: linkage, interaction strength and community infrastructure, J. Anim. Ecol. 49:667-685, from p. 670 (1980).
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© SPIRE project

Source: SPIRE

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!