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    Barnacle


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    • Balanus cluster, and

      tall single balanus

      on Mytilus shell.

       

      The actual Balanus animal is a crustacean that wraps 

      itself in the "barnacle shell" that we are all familiar with.

    Taxonomy

    Barnacle

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Maxillopoda
    Order: Sessilia
    Family: Balanidae
    Genus: Balanus
    Species: B. sp.

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Miocene

    Stratigraphy

    Temblor Formation

    Provenance

    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    California
    United States

    Comments

    Balanus cluster, and

    tall single balanus

    on Mytilus shell.

     

    The actual Balanus animal is a crustacean that wraps 

    itself in the "barnacle shell" that we are all familiar with.

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