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Lepas anatifera

Linnaeus, 1758

Ηλιας Ιωαννου

Ron Silver Gooseneck Barnacles, Lepas anatifera

Ηλιας Ιωαννου thanks for the information Ron Silver.i did not know how they call it:-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Nov 2013
Peter Verhoog Goose barnacles on a bamboo stick in open water

Ron Silver Lepas anatifera

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y) (Y) (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 Sep 2013
David Fenwick Snr Hi I'm Dave, I've an interest in flatworms found intertidally in the UK. Have attached an image of what I think might be a cocoon forming flatworm and one I've yet to identify. A number of these cocoons / egg sacs were found in a corner of a fish box that was washed up at Porth Kidney Sands, near Hayle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The fish box also contained Lepas anatifera, the Common Stalked or Gooseneck Barnacle; Prickly Saddle Oyster (Heteranomia squamula); and one or two species of hydroid. The box has therefore probably been washed across the Atlantic from the USA, Canada or further. I'd b interested in any suggestions at all.

David Fenwick Snr Other images can be found on the following webpage http://www.aphotomarine.com/help_identify_marine_sea_ball_cocoon.html

Message posted on Marine Flatworms on 04 Jun 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Maxillopoda (Class)
        Thecostraca (Subclass)
          Cirripedia (Infraclass)
            Thoracica (Superorder)
              Lepadiformes (Order)
                Lepadomorpha (Suborder)
                  Lepadidae (Family)
                    Lepas (Genus)
                      Lepas anatifera (Species)
Associated Species