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Thatched Barnacles




































Thatches Barnacles

Photo 1: Thatched Barnacles adherring to a rock.


Thatched Barnacle: Semibalanus cariosus

Thatched Barnacles  can be identified by the heavy ridging along the sides of the casing that makes them resemble a 'thatched hut'. This ridging is also said to resemble lava spilling out of  a volcano (see barnacle photo). They do well in surf-pounded habitat. Here is a close-up view of a Thatched Barnacle.









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