- Estuarine Acorn Barnacle
Six smooth side plates around the body with a diamond shape opening. Outer plates white with purple-brown cross-hatched pattern. Plates in the opening (scuta) have growth lines and two radiating purple bands. Up to 25 mm high, 2 cm wide.
This species can tolerate silt and fluctuating salinity.
Estuaries and sheltered bays, near low tide level, to depth of 9 m.
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