ⓘ Thompsonia (barnacle)

                                     

ⓘ Thompsonia (barnacle)

Thompsonia is a genus of barnacles which has evolved into an endoparasite of other crustaceans, including crabs and snapping shrimp. It spreads through the hosts body as a network of threads, and produces many egg capsules which emerge through joints in the hosts shell.

                                     
  • Thompsonia may refer to either of these taxa: - Thompsonia plant in the plant family Passifloraceae Thompsonia barnacle a parasitic barnacle
  • Hoeg Lutzen, 1993 disputed Pottsia Hoeg Lutzen, 1993 disputed Thompsonia Hafele, 1911 Thylacoplectus Coutiere, 1902 Geoff Boxshall 2010 M. Schotte