cirripede


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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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1-3) in the attachment organs of nine species of cirripede cyprids representing a wide range of substrata and habitats: 1) shape of the attachment disc (ratio of short to long axis), 2) angle to the substratum, and 3) density of cuticular villi on the disc surface Factor Kruskal-Wallis test/ANOVA Ratio of short to long axis H = 45.27, P < 0.05, df = 7 Disc angle H = 56.62, P < 0.05, df = 8 Villus density F = 9.52, P > 0.05, df = 7 Factor Pairwise test and specimen counts Ratio of short to long axis S.
What is called the barnacle horizon is the mid-intertidal horizon dominated by these cirripedes (acorn barnacles).
19-20) shows how the cirripedes have undergone "perfection" in some features but not others.
Like planktonic crustaceans, the sessile barnacles, the Cirripedes, as a group are not uniquely associated with coral reefs.
Cirripedes et des Mollusques, marins, terrestres et fluviatiles
This species, shown here on a patch of the seaweed Jania rubens, eats polychaetes, mollusks, and cirripedes.