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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glandula, Chthamalus dalli, Semi-balanus cariosus, and Semibalanus balanoides) and the gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus and Lepas sp.) in the Thoracica, one species of Peltogaster in the Rhizocephala, and one unidentified species of the Acrothoracica (Fig.
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.
Cypris larvae of acrothoracican barnacles (Thecostraca: Cirripedia: Acrothoracica).