Chan, B. K.K., Prabowo R. E., Lee K. S. (2010). North West Pacific deep-sea barnacles Cirripedia, Thoracica) collected by the TAIWAN expeditions, with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 2405: 1–47
Taiwan is a large island in north western Pacific waters with the sea floor connecting to two major deep-sea basins, the
eastern waters facing the Pacific Ocean (to 4000 m depth) and linking to the Philippine Basin, whilst south western
waters are associated with the South China Sea Basin (up to 1000 m). Previously, the biodiversity of Taiwanese deep-sea
barnacles had not been studied extensively, due to a lack of deep-sea expeditions and sampling. Recently, several
TAIWAN deep-sea cruises investigated the biodiversity of the deep-sea fauna of Taiwan and sampling was conducted to
depths of 4000 m. The present study reports on the biodiversity of the deep-sea barnacles of Taiwan, a total of 18 species.
One species was previously recorded from Taiwanese waters and 17 are new records, including two new species belong
to the genera Litoscalpellum and Altiverruca.