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Barnacle

Sessilia

Description:

A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters, typically in erosive settings. They are sessile (non-motile) suspension feeders, and have two nektonic (active swimming) larval stages. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known. The name "Cirripedia" is Latin, meaning "curl-footed".

Habitat:

Spotted along the coast of Portugal


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Leiria, Portugal

Lat: 39.60, Long: -9.08

Spotted on Aug 1, 2003
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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