Scientifc name : Cirripedia

Family : Thecostraca

Native to : Found worldwide

Interesting fact : Most barnacles are hermaphroditic producing both male and female

reproductive cells and reproduce sexually.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The barnacle is a marine arthropod living in shallow and tidal waters. There are 1,220 species of the barnacle currently known. They hardly move and live attached to boats, rocks, turtles and whales. Some live within crabs. The shell, made of six plates, has feathery legs that draw water for filter feeding of plankton and microscopic plants and animals.

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