Further Records of Deep-Sea Barnacle Arcoscalpellum michelottianum (Seguenza, 1876) (Crustacea: Scalpellidae) from Southwestern Atlantic

  • Flavio de Almeida Alves-JúniorEmail author
  • Marina de Sá Leitão Câmara de Araújo
  • Jesser Fidelis de Souza-Filho


The deep-sea barnacle Arcoscalpellum michelottianum (Seguenza 1876) was previously recorded from the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, but only once in Brazilian waters, from Campos Basin. Here, we report the second occurrence of this species in Brazilian deep waters. Two specimens of A. michelottianum (a male and a female) were collected in 1062 m depth. The species showed low densities in sampling performed in Potiguar Basin, being found at one out of 30 sampling stations in the area.


Geographic distribution Continental slope Bpot Potiguar Basin 



The first author would like to thank CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) for the postgraduate scholarship on Oceanography. The authors are also grateful to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for making the material used in this study available. The authors would, specially, like to thank Dr. Benny K.K. Chan for help in identification of species. The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their precious comments on this paper.

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The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratório de CarcinologiaMuseu de Oceanografia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Coleção Didática de Zoologia da UPE, Faculdade de Ciências, Educação e Tecnologia de GaranhunsUniversidade de Pernambuco (UPE)GaranhunsBrazil

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