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Can someone help me ID this barnacle?

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BuddingPaleo

Good morning! :) I'm not finding a picture of this guy. Most my other barnacles are purple acorns. Haven't found another like this one. I'd like to know a little more about him. Is it a type of acorn barnacle? Thanks! (Sw Fl, on an oyster, pliocene) P.S. Just pulled it out of a bath, sorry it's still wet...

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Bronzviking

It looks more like a broken shell to me, possibly a lace murex?

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BuddingPaleo

I'm fair to certain it's a barnacle. Better perspective pics here.

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Bronzviking

Definitely a barnacle with those views. My book only discusses the acorn and goose. It could be calcified giving it the white color. Good Luck!

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BuddingPaleo

Thanks. I'll get it eventually. 

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BuddingPaleo

Thank you much! I'll look up that info today!

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sixgill pete

It looks very similar to Balanus calidus to me.

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lawooten

If in NC looks like Balanus calidus

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