G: Barnacle

Barnacle (Family Balanidae)

                   Barnacles are NOT clams or even snails. They are more similar to crabs and shrimps. A living barnacle has a door over the opening in its shell. A dead one has a gaping hole. Other animals may shelter in the empty shell.

G1 Star barnacle      

                          G1: Star barnacle

                            Scientific name :Chthamalus sp.

        

         G2 Acorn barnacle                

                 G2: Acorn barnacle

                         Scientific name : Balanus sp.