Genera: (a) M ultivalvia: Chiton, Lepas, Pholas.
- Pupa of Lepas pectinata in optical section.
Of Lepas (After J.
As shown by Burmeister in his historical review (1834), these animals, comprised by Linnaeus in the genus Lepas, first received a more comprehensive title from Cuvier, who called them Cirrhopoda, a word strictly meaning tawnyfooted.
C. Eckman, who late in the summer observed great masses of Lepas fascicularis forming broad belts in the North Sea.
The fecundity in the genus Lepas has struck many observers.
X.) notes that, while in Scalpellum the number of eggs may be less than a hundred, " in Lepas anatifera it amounts, on the contrary, to many thousands and tens of thousands."
Willemoes Suhm supposed, to Lepas australis, or even to the genus Lepas at all.