Gallery description : barnacle

The life span is 8 - 20 years. Barnacle usually lives in shallow marine environments. It has a shell skin type. The diet is omnivore. Barnacle which scientific name is cirripedia is usually 1cm - 7cm (0.4in - 2.7in).

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Facts about barnacles
NameBarnacle
Life Span8 - 20 years
Optimum pH Level4.0-6.5
HabitatShallow marine environments
Scientific NameCirripedia
Common NameBarnacle
FamilyThecostraca
PhylumArthropoda
GenusCirripedia
ColourBlack, white, yellow, cream
ClassCrustacea
DietOmnivore
Size (L)1cm - 7cm (0.4in - 2.7in)
PredatorsFish, crabs, humans
Skin TypeShell
OrderMaxillopoda
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Water TypeBrackish, salt
Main PreyPlankton, algae
KingdomAnimalia
Distinctive FeaturesLatch on to hard surfaces and shell made up from plates
Average Clutch Size1,000
OriginWorldwide
Image Details
Description Barnacle. The Ugly Barnacle / WMG - TV Tropes
Width 3504 pixels
Heigh 2336 pixels
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