Peltogastridae

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Peltogastridae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Thecostraca
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Order: Kentrogonida
Family: Peltogastridae
Lilljeborg, 1860

The Peltogastridae are a family of barnacles belonging to the bizarre parasitic and highly apomorphic superorder Rhizocephala, and therein to the less diverse of the two orders, the Kentrogonida. The Peltogastridae are by far the largest family of Rhizocephala. They comprise 14 genera:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff Boxshall (2010). "Peltogastridae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 

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