oa African Zoology - Stalked barnacles Concpoderma auritum on an elephant seal: occurrence of elephant seals on South African coast

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



On January 26th, 1969, an elephant seal Mirounga leonina came ashore at Sandbaai near Hermanus, Cape Province, and was photographed by Mr. Emile Boonzaier. Because of the subdued behaviour of this animal Mr. Boonzaier was able to take several close-up pictures, and when these were shown to the author it was obvious that the animal (a sub-adult male estimated to be 12 feet long) was extensively infested with the stalked barnacle Conchoderma (Fig. I).

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