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Balanus nubilus (Giant ivory barnacle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Balanus nubilus, commonly called the giant acorn barnacle, is the world's largest barnacle, reaching a diameter of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) and a height of up to 30 centimetres (12 in), and containing the largest known muscle fibres.B. nubilus is frequently found growing on rocks, pier pilings and hard-shelled animals at depths of up to 90 metres (300 ft) from Alaska to La Jolla, San Diego County, California. Like other acorn barnacles, B.
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Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Orthasterias koehleri (Rainbow sea star)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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