- Southern Goose Barnacle
A stalked barnacle with five side plates. Plates smooth and white with faint orange-brown outline. Stalk purple-brown and shorter than length of plates. Plates up to 4 cm long and 25 mm wide, stalk up to 3 cm long.
These barnacles attach to floating objects such as drift wood. Colonies of multiple barnacles can wash ashore, still attached to their floating home. The stranded colony may survive a short time on the beach and the cirri can be seen moving but it will not live long in this environment.
Temperate waters, attached to floating objects.
New Zealand and southern Australia.
Plankton or Particles
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed