IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry
Biology/Natural History: The plates of this species may be heavily eroded by the boring sponge Cliona. Often grow on one another, forming clusters (druses). Barnacles are hermaphroditic, and fertilization is internal. They brood their eggs for several weeks before releasing them as nauplii. The nauplius molts to a cypris, which feeds in the plankton then settles and metamorphoses into an adult. Predators of this species include Pisaster ochraceous. The empty shells are refuges for Cancer oregonensis and Octopus rubescens. This species contains very large muscle fibers which have been used in the study of muscles.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

© Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory

Source: Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!