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cirripede

(sîr′ə-pēd′) also

cirriped

(-pĕd′)
n.
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

cir′ri·pede′ adj.

cirripede

or

cirriped

any marine arthropod of the class Cirripedia, such as the barnacles and the parasite Sacculina.

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Balanus glandula (Darwin, 1854) is distributed in dense aggregates on rocky shores from northern Alaska to just south of the border between the United States and Mexico (Barnes and Barnes, 1956; Newman and Abbott, 1980) and is readily distinguished from other cirriped species by exoskeletal characters of the operculum, parieties, and basis (Newman and Abbott, 1980).
Hiro [7] stated that this projection gives "the cirriped a bird-bill-shape.