Acorn Barnacle (Balanus sp.)

Also known as Coral Barnacle and Coral-dwelling Barnacles

Description

Also known as Coral Barnacle and Coral-dwelling Barnacles.

Found on coral and rocky reefs in shallow inter-tidal waters on the surface of corals and sponges, hulls of ships, piers, seaweed, turtles and even crocodiles etc...
They feed on plankton.
Length - ?cm
Depth - 0-?m
Worldwide

Barnacles form part of the fouling community!
These barnacles attach to anything, even found on a Snappy Handbag (Crocodile) the size of the barnacle indicated how long the Snappy Handbag had been in salt water!

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