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Balanus glandula (Acorn barnacle)

Wikipedia Abstract

Acorn barnacles (Balanus glandula) are one of the most common barnacle species on the Pacific coast of North America, distributed from the U.S. state of Alaska to Bahía de San Quintín near San Quintín, Baja California. They are commonly found in intertidal waters on mussels, rocks and pier pilings. The acorn barnacle is a moderate-sized barnacle with a diameter of up to 22 mm (0.9 in). The shell is formed by overlapping plates and has a calcareous basis. It has more the shape of a cylinder than the shape of a cone. The white operculum has heavily ridged walls. It can live up to ten years.
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Consumers

Parasitized by 
Maritrema gratiosum[5]

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Indianapolis Zoo

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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.
2Winter food habits of Barrow's Goldeneyes in southeast Alaska, Philip S. Koehl, Thomas C. Rothe, and Dirk V. Derkson, Canadian Wildlife Service, 1984
3DIET AND FEEDING BEHAVIOUR OF OLROG'S GULL LARUS ATLANTICUS IN BAHIA BLANCA, ARGENTINA, J. KASPAR V. DELHEY, MARTINA CARRETE AND MARIANO M . MARTÍNEZ, ARDEA 89(2), 2001
4COMPETITION FOR FOOD BETWEEN TWO INTERTIDAL STARFISH SPECIES AND ITS EFFECT ON BODY SIZE AND FEEDING, BRUCE A. MENGE, Ecology, Vol. 53, No. 4 (1972) p. 635-644
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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