Beaked barnacle

Austrominius modestus

How To Recognise It 3

This small barnacle is recognisable by the pointed "beak" at one end which sometimes causes the outer shell to have a V where the beak is.

Summary 4

Elminius modestus is a species of barnacle in the family Balanidae, native to Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, but now spread to Britain and the north west coasts of Europe. It reaches a maximum size of about 10 millimetres (0.39 in) in diameter.

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Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian, Moriorian
Depth High Tide