There is likely to be several cryptic species currently included under this name, and each host genus of coral appears to have a distinct species of barnacle, see Brickner et al, 2010. T. dentata s.s. appears to be restricted to species of Leptastrea.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2017-03-06 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Anderson, D.T., 1992. Structure, function and phylogeny of coral-inhabiting barnacles (Cirripedia, Balanoidea)., Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, Vol. 106: 277-339.
Scientific Name verified against:
Brickner, I., Simon-Blecher, N., Achituv, Y., 2010. Darwin's Pyrgoma revisited: revision of the Savignium group, molecular analysis and description of new species., Journal of Crustacean Biology, Vol. 30(2): 266-291.