Definition of acorn barnacle in English:

acorn barnacle

Line breaks: acorn bar|nacle


A stalkless barnacle that attaches itself to a variety of surfaces including rocks, ships, and marine animals.
  • Genus Balanus, family Balanidae
More example sentences
  • Chthamalus anisopoma is a mid-intertidal acorn barnacle distributed throughout the Gulf of California.
  • Limpets and acorn barnacles are the most important food items on the wintering grounds of the Black Turnstone.
  • Here we will find acorn barnacles, mussels, crabs, and sea stars.

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