General Description

Four pointed side plates that look like a claw or finger nail at the end of a stalk. Stalk brown and covered with hard brown hairs. Up to 3 cm long, 5 mm wide.


Hairy Stalked Barnacles are the only stalked barnacle living permanently on south-eastern Australian rocky shores. Other stalked barnacles (goose barnacles) are seen washed up attached to driftwood, and are not covered with hair.


Southern Australia.


Under rocks, in damp crevices and among colonies of tube worms, at mid-tide level.

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