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Purple Barnacle

Amphibalanus Amphitrite

Description:

Shells have purple stripes.

Habitat:

Wood in water, hard surfaces.

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3 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Sorry!!!! That's interesting!

atravis055
atravis055 7 years ago

Thank you, however barnacles are crustaceans, ( Crustaceans are in the phylum Arthropoda). Barnacle in general are protected by a thick shell, but when you break them open, out comes a six-limbed little shrimp-like thing. I listed as unknown because I did not know the specific type. Thank you for your help anyway!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

These are barnacles. I've moved them from the Arthropod category to the Other category for you. Barnacles are Mollusks (I think!). Arthropods have an exoskeleton and jointed limbs in at least one phase of their life. Think dragonfly, bee, crab, and ant.

atravis055
Spotted by
atravis055

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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