Cirripedia

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Protostomia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub Phylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Sub Class: Thecostraca
Infra Class: Cirripedia
Super Order: Acrothoracica - Rhizocephala - Thoracica


Introduction

Commonly called Barnacles. Some can live within coral colonies, with species such as Acropora spp., Galaxea spp., Montipora spp. and Porites spp. Does no harm to the coral, which will grow around where the barnacle reaches out in the water column to feed.

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