Triangle barnacle

Balanus trigonus

Identification 3

Called the triangle barnacle because of the triangular aperture which is very noticable.

Summary 4

Balanus trigonus is a species of barnacle in the family Balanidae. It is steep-sided, conical barnacle, has six shell plates and is pink in colour.

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location Aupourian, Kermadec Islands
Depth Low Tide, Mid Tide