Definition of acorn barnacle in English:

acorn barnacle

Syllabification: a·corn bar·na·cle


  • A stalkless barnacle that attaches itself to a variety of surfaces including rocks, ships, and marine animals. Large numbers of individuals may form a heavy encrustation that can affect the progress of a ship.
    • Genus Balanus, family Balanidae
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    • 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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