barnacle

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barnacle

the common name for any of the CRUSTACEAN class Cirripedia, most of which are SESSILE, grow on rocky substrates, and have a CALCAREOUS outer covering.

barnacle

an adult cirripede that lives attached to fixed objects; an aquatic member of the subclass Cirrepedia of the class Crustacea.
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On shores exposed to heavy wave wash, [is greater than] 88% of the intertidal organisms taken were goose barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus) (Table 5).
A fishing float washed up covered in goose barnacles, which only live in tropical waters.
In Galicea the wine for their delicious prawns, other crustaceans and the superb goose barnacles is albarino.
Among the strange phenomena to have hit the coastline recently are an unusually high death toll among seabirds, such as gannets, and the rare arrival in Gower this week of thousands of writhing goose barnacles described as looking "like something out of Doctor Who".
It really does come into its own when it sits alongside a platter of fresh prawns, the local goose barnacles, spider crab, lobster, mussels, clams and oysters.
Prawns, mussels, scallops, oysters, crab, shrimps, lobster, winkles, and goose barnacles are favourites of the area.
The goose barnacles of the genus Octolasmis that are under study here are members of the Lepadomorpha (Zevina, 1982), and they differ from other barnacles in several important ways.