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Family: Balanidae (See list of species below)

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69 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amphibalanus amphitrite
[purple acorn barnacle]
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Amphibalanus cirratus
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Amphibalanus eburneus
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Amphibalanus improvisus
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Amphibalanus poecilotheca
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Amphibalanus reticulatus
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Amphibalanus rhizophorae
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Amphibalanus subalbidus
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Amphibalanus variegatus
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Amphibalanus venustus
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Amphibalanus zhujiangensis
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Arossia henryae
[ribbed barnacle]
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Austromegabalanus cylindricus
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Austromegabalanus nigrescens
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Austromegabalanus psittacus
[giant barnacle]
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Balanus albicostatus
[acorn barnacle]
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Balanus amaraquaticus
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Balanus aquila
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Balanus balanus
[rough barnacle]
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Balanus calidus
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Balanus campbelli
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Balanus corolliformis
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Balanus crenatus
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Balanus decorus
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Balanus eburneus
[ivory barnacle]
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Balanus glandula
[common acorn barnacle]
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Balanus improvisus
[white barnacle]
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Balanus kondakovi
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Balanus laevis
[delicate barnacle]
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Balanus littoralis
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Balanus minutus
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Balanus nubilis
[giant acorn barnacle]
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Balanus nubilus
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Balanus pallidus
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Balanus patellaris
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Balanus peocilotheca
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Balanus perforatus
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Balanus pulchellus
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Balanus reticulatus
[striped barnacle]
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Balanus rostratus
[rostrate barnacle]
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Balanus spongicola
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Balanus trigonus
[triangle barnacle]
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Balanus uliginosus
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Balanus vestitus
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Concavus concavus
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Elminius kingii
[fjord barnacle]


Elminius modestus
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Elminius plicatus
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Elminius simplex
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Fistulobalanus citerosum
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Fistulobalanus sumbawaensis
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Megabalanus ajax
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Megabalanus antillensis
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Megabalanus azoricus
[Azorean barnacle]
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Megabalanus californicus
[California barnacle]


Megabalanus coccopoma
[Titan acorn barnacle]
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Megabalanus concinnus
[red speckled barnacle]
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Megabalanus crispatus
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Megabalanus occator
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Megabalanus rosa
[rose barnacle]
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Megabalanus spinosus
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Megabalanus stultus
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Megabalanus tintinnabulum
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Megabalanus tulipiformis
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Megabalanus validus
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Megabalanus volcano
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Megabalanus zebra
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Menesiniella aquila
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Notomegabalanus decorus
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69 Species of Family Balanidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amphibalanus amphitrite purple acorn barnacle Circumglobal. 3 WD
Amphibalanus cirratus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphibalanus eburneus Northeast Atlantic
Amphibalanus improvisus Northeast Atlantic
Amphibalanus poecilotheca Indo-West Pacific.
Amphibalanus reticulatus Northeast Atlantic
Amphibalanus rhizophorae Indo-West Pacific
Amphibalanus subalbidus Western Indian Ocean and
Amphibalanus variegatus Indo-West Pacific.
Amphibalanus venustus Circumglobal.
Amphibalanus zhujiangensis Northwest Pacific
Arossia henryae ribbed barnacle Southeast Pacific
Austromegabalanus cylindricus Southeast Atlantic
Austromegabalanus nigrescens Southwest Pacific
Austromegabalanus psittacus giant barnacle Southeast Pacific and Sou 30 SHH
Balanus albicostatus acorn barnacle Pacific Ocean.
Balanus amaraquaticus Northwest Pacific
Balanus aquila Northeast Pacific
Balanus balanus rough barnacle Arctic and Northern Atlan 3 WD
Balanus calidus Western Indian Ocean and
Balanus campbelli Southwest Pacific
Balanus corolliformis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Balanus crenatus Arctic, Eastern Pacific, 2 WD
Balanus decorus Southwest Pacific
Balanus eburneus ivory barnacle Circumglobal. 3 WD
Balanus glandula common acorn barnacle Pacific Ocean, Arctic and
Balanus improvisus white barnacle Circumglobal.
Balanus kondakovi Indo-West Pacific.
Balanus laevis delicate barnacle Southeast Pacific and Sou
Balanus littoralis Northwest Pacific
Balanus minutus Western Pacific.
Balanus nubilis giant acorn barnacle Eastern Pacific 11 WD
Balanus nubilus Eastern Pacific
Balanus pallidus Indo-West Pacific, Atlant
Balanus patellaris Indo-West Pacific
Balanus peocilotheca Northwest Pacific
Balanus perforatus Northeast Atlantic and th 3 WD
Balanus pulchellus Northwest Pacific
Balanus reticulatus striped barnacle Circumtropical.
Balanus rostratus rostrate barnacle Eastern Pacific and the A
Balanus spongicola Indian Ocean and the Atla 1.5 WD
Balanus trigonus triangle barnacle Circumglobal.
Balanus uliginosus Northwest Pacific.
Balanus vestitus Southwest Pacific
Concavus concavus Northwest Pacific and the
Elminius kingii fjord barnacle Southeast Pacific and Sou
Elminius modestus Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 1.3 WD
Elminius plicatus Indo-Pacific 3.5 WD
Elminius simplex Southwest Pacific
Fistulobalanus citerosum Southwest Atlantic
Fistulobalanus sumbawaensis Western Central Pacific 1.57 WD
Megabalanus ajax Indo-Pacific.
Megabalanus antillensis Western Atlantic.
Megabalanus azoricus Azorean barnacle Eastern Atlantic.
Megabalanus californicus California barnacle Eastern Central Pacific 6 WD
Megabalanus coccopoma Titan acorn barnacle Indo-Pacific and Southwes
Megabalanus concinnus red speckled barnacle Southern Pacific
Megabalanus crispatus Eastern Central Atlantic
Megabalanus occator Indo-West Pacific.
Megabalanus rosa rose barnacle Indo-West Pacific.
Megabalanus spinosus Eastern Central Atlantic
Megabalanus stultus Western Indian Ocean and
Megabalanus tintinnabulum Circumglobal. 7.5 WD
Megabalanus tulipiformis Eastern Central Atlantic
Megabalanus validus Indo-West Pacific
Megabalanus volcano Indo-West Pacific.
Megabalanus zebra Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Menesiniella aquila Eastern Central Pacific
Notomegabalanus decorus Southwest Pacific



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