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Pelagic Goose Neck Barnacle

Lepas anatifera


Long fleashy necked barnacle with a pretty shell at the head.


Floating on pretty much anything in the ocean. Prefers warmer climates but has been seen anywhere its floation device will take it. These were on a giant piece of styrofoam well out of their comfort zone!



1 Species ID Suggestions

Hema 2 years ago
Goose neck barnacle
Pollicipes polymerus

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 2 years ago

Two, very interesting photos....

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Crescent City, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2018

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