General Description

Six smooth side plates around the body with a diamond shape opening. White or with pink-brown stripes radiating from the opening to the edge. Plates in the opening (scuta) have growth lines. Up to 1 cm high, 2 cm wide.


Striped Barnacles are a common fouling species, attaching to rocks, pier piles, shells, crabs and ships.


Worldwide. Southern Australia.


Estuaries and sheltered bays, near low tide level, to depth of 9 m.

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