Acrothoracica

Acrothoracica

[‚ak·rə·thə′ras·ik·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small order of burrowing barnacles in the subclass Cirripedia that inhabit corals and the shells of mollusks and barnacles.
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De acuerdo a la clasificacion propuesta por Martin & Davis (2001), dentro de los crustaceos, la infraclase Cirripedia esta constituida por tres superordenes: Acrothoracica, Rhizocephala y Thoracica.
In other superorders of Cirripedia, namely Acrothoracica and Rhizochephala, dioecy with coexistence of large females and dwarf males is the norm (Klepal, 1987; Hoeg, 1995).