Zoogeography of the Shallow-Water Cirriped Fauna of the Galápagos Islands and Adjacent Regions in the Tropical Eastern Pacific

  • Victor A. Zullo
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 8)


The association of the Galápagos Islands with the birth of Darwinian evolutionary theory has inspired many detailed studies of their fauna and flora. Yet the cirripeds, the only invertebrates to receive Darwin’s personal attention as a systematist, are virtually unknown for the region. His monographs on the Cirripedia (Darwin, 1851,1854) contain references to three species collected during the voyage of the Beagle: Balanus tintinnabulum (Linnaeus) and Tetraclita porosa (Gmelin) from rocky intertidal areas, and Platylepas decorata Darwin from marine turtles.


Hermit Crab Green Turtle Marine Turtle Galapagos Island South Equatorial Current 
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  • Victor A. Zullo
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA

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