Balanus

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Balanus
Balanus glandula with Chthamalus fissus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Order: Sessilia
Family: Balanidae
Genus: Balanus
Da Costa, 1778
Species

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Balanus is a genus of barnacles in the family Balanidae of the subphylum Crustacea, containing the following species:[1]

The species Balanus balanoides (common barnacle, common rock barnacle, northern rock barnacle) has been reclassified as Semibalanus balanoides in the family Archaeobalanidae, due to its membranous base.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benny K. K. Chan (2011). "Balanus Costa, 1778". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 

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