Open International Symposium: Reproductive Biology of Barnacles

The symposium was held on 20 October 2019.

Great success!  Thanks to our speakers, attendees and organizers for the symposium ! 

57th Annual Meeting of Carcinological Society of Japan at Shinagawa Campus, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, on October 19 and 20, 2019.

SCOPE OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Barnacles (Thecostraca) are a very diverse group of animals, including acorn and pedunculate barnacles (thoracicans), parasitic rhizocephalans and ascothoracidans, burrowing barnacles (acrothoracicans), and enigmatic y-larvae (facetotectans). Their reproduction is also diverse in almost all aspects of life cycle: their sexual systems are mainly simultaneous hermaphroditism (combined sexes), but coexistence of hermaphrodites and males (androdioecy) and separate sexes (dioecy) with dwarf males are also common. Mechanisms of sex determination are also variable, including both genetic and environmental components and interaction between them. Their larvae can be feeding (planktotrophic) or non-feeding (lecithotrophic), and are released as either nauplii or cyprid larvae. The larvae represent different adaptations to find and settle on different microhabitats including both biotic (hosts or conspecifics) and abiotic substrata, and in turn, settlement strategy may affect sexual and mating systems. In short, barnacles are best model systems among invertebrates for considering "variations under a simple rule". Ever since Charles Robert Darwin found this, many researchers have focused on the reproduction of barnacles.

In this symposium, we provide recent findings and ongoing research topics on barnacle reproductive biology in the broadest sense, from genetic, morphological, physiological, ecological, and behavioral perspectives, in order to facilitate integrative understandings and international collaborations.

Organizers

Ryuta Yoshida (Ochanomizu University, Japan)

Kota Sawada (National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, Japan)

Masami Tamechika (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University, Japan)


Keynote speakers

Jens T. Høeg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

■ What makes the cirripede cypris unique among invertebrate larvae?

Meng-Chen Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) & Benny K K Chan* (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

■ Larval morphology of sponge inhabiting barnacles and its diversity of attachment organs

Oral Presentations

Sachi Yamaguchi (Nara Women's University) & Yoh Iwasa (Kwansei Gakuin University):

Evolution of diverse sexual systems in thoracican barnacles: a theoretical approach.

Hiromi Kayama Watanabe (JAMSTEC):
Life-history traits of deep-sea hydrothermal vent barnacles.

Kiyotaka Matsumura (Kitasato University):

■ Gregarious settlement as a reproductive strategy in barnacles -- Current studies and future perspectives --

Masami Tamechika (Hokkaido University), Kohei Matsuno (Hokkaido University), Satoshi Wada (Hokkaido University) & Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University):
What factors affect sex allocation in simultaneous hermaphrodites? : The case of Balanus rostratus.

Niklas Dreyer (Academia Sinica, Taiwan & University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Jens Thorvald Høeg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Mark J. Grygier (National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan), Jørgen Olesen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), Ferran Palero, Ryuji Machida (Academia Sinica, Taiwan), & Benny KK Chan (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) :
The biology of enigmatic crustacean y-larvae (Thecostraca: Facetotecta)

Poster Presentations

Takefumi Yorisue (Tohoku University), Julius A. Ellrich (Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada) & Kyosuke Momota (Port and Airport Research Institute):

Predator nonconsumptive limitation of prey recruitment contributes to predator-driven biotic resistance against introduced prey.

Yasuyuki Nogata (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan), Mikiko Okada (Nihon University), Chie Fujimoto (Nihon University), Kiyotaka Matsumura (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry & Kitasato University), Noriyuki Endo (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry & Himeji Eco-tech) & Miwa Suzuki (Nihon University):

Larval development of a whale barnacle, Coronula diadema.

Tomoya Ishii (Akita Prefectural University), Yuto Takahashi (Akita Prefectural University), Mieko Oguro-Okano (Akita Prefectural University & Yamazaki University of Animal Health Technology), Yue Him Wong (Akita Prefectural University), & Keiju Okano (Akita Prefectural University)

Parasitic castration of the rhizocephalan barnacles infecting the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus.

Asami Kajimoto (Nara Women's University), Kenji Kato (Nara Women's University), Jens T. Høeg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) & Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University)

Life cycle and seasonal sex ratio variation in the rhizocephalan Peltogasterella gracilis.

Nanami Hashizoe (Nara Women's University), Yasunori Kano (The University of Tokyo) & Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University)

■ Reproductive ecology of deep sea scalpellid barnacles.

Takayuki Murosaki (Asahikawa Medical University), Yasuyuki Nogata (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry) & Yuji Hirai (Chitose Institute of Science and Technology)

Pre-settlement behaviors of cypris larvae of the barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite, on the micro-structured surfaces.

Miku Yabuta (Nara Women's University), Jens T. Høeg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Shigeyuki Yamato (Kyoto University) & Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University):

Life cycle of the rhizocephalan Boschmaella japonica and its effects on the host barnacle Chthamalus challengeri.

Natsuki Takizawa (Akita Prefectural University), Natsuki Takizawa (Akita Prefectural University), Momoko Kobayashi (Akita Prefectural University), Ryuta Yoshida (Ochanomizu University), Mieko Oguro-Okano (Akita Prefectural University & Yamazaki University of Animal Health Technology), Yue Him Wong (Akita Prefectural University) & Keiju Okano (Akita Prefectural University):

■ Localization of vitellogenin homologs during oogenesis, embryogenesis and larval development in the parasitic barnacle, Sacculina yatsui.

Yuuki Ban (Akita Prefectural University), Yue Him Wong (Akita Prefectural University), Yasuyuki Nogata (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry), Erina Yoshimura (CERES), Mieko Oguro-Okano (Akita Prefectural University & Yamazaki University of Animal Health Technology) & Keiju Okano (Akita Prefectural University):

Re-examination of shell structure and the trial to identify the cells responsible for shell formation in Megabalanus rosa.

Masako Kawane (Nara Women's University), ○Yurika Dantsuji (Nara Women's University), Shun Kawaida (Shimane University), Masashi Sekino (National Research Institute of Fisheries Science) & Yoichi Yusa (Nara Women's University):

Reproductive success of dwarf males and hermaphrodites in Octolasmis unguisiformis.

Akari Yoshimoto (Hiroshima University), Nobuhiro Saito (Suido-sha Co. Ltd.), Takeya Moritaki (Toba Aquarium) & Kaori Wakabayashi (Hiroshima University) :

Taxonomic reviews of the Japanese Dendrogaster species, with notes of two undescribed species

The symposium will be held on 20 October 2019 at Shinagawa Campus, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo

Photos: https://img.gg/i7mNKNC

© 2019 Carcinological Society of Japan. Designed by Akira Asakura (Seto Mab Biol Lab, Kyoto Univ)
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