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Abstract

The rediscovery of the only introduced barnacle in Chile: Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854) (Crustacea: Cirripedia) in Estero Tongoy, Northern-Central Chile.

Abstract

We confirm the presence of the Indo-West Pacific barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854) in Chile, based on the discovery of a population in Tongoy estuary in northern-central Chile, and following upon an obscure report of its presence in Chile as of 1980 at unidentified sites.