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acorn barnacle

[′ā‚kȯrn ‚bär·nə·kəl]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the sessile barnacles that are enclosed in conical, flat-bottomed shells and attach to ships and near-shore rocks and piles.
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Morphological and genetic differentiation of the acorn barnacle Tetraclita squamosa (Crustacea, Cirripedia) in East Asia and description of a new species of Tetraclita.
And although stone crabs consistently consumed both bivalve prey and acorn barnacles, both 1- and 2-clawed stone crabs consumed more bivalves than barnacles (Z = 8.
19) consumed no ribbed mussels, scorched mussels, or acorn barnacles within the time provided to them.
Other types of acorn barnacles include the crab barnacle (Chelonibia patula), which often attaches itself to crabs, and the crenate barnacle (B.
Intraspecific competition and facilitation in a northern acorn barnacle population.
The results of this study show that while high recruitment in acorn barnacles can lead to heavy mortality, crowding can also benefit barnacles by enhancing feeding success and minimizing skeletal support costs.
3) Several species of acorn barnacles, can facilitate the recruitment of mussels by providing an irregular surface, which offers protection from predation and/or desiccation (Dayton 1971, Suchanek 1978, 1986).
Cement proteins of the acorn barnacle, Megabalanus rosa.
2012) or as vesicles by exocytosis as in many acorn barnacles, for example, in Balanus improvisus or Megabalanus rosa (Okano et al.
Cirral length of the acorn barnacle Tetraclita japonica (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) in Hong Kong: effect of wave exposure and tidal height.
Previous studies have reported that acorn barnacles adjust their feeding behavior across a range of low water velocities (0-0.
Wind-driven settlement patterns in the acorn barnacle Semibalanus balanoides.