Sessilia

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Sessilia
Barnacles.jpg
Semibalanus balanoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Superorder: Thoracica
Order: Sessilia
Lamarck, 1818 [1]
Suborders

Balanomorpha
Brachylepadomorpha
Verrucomorpha

Sessilia is an order of barnacles, comprising the barnacles without stalks, or acorn barnacles. They form a monophyletic group and are probably derived from stalked barnacles.[2] The order is divided into three suborders. Brachylepadomorpha contains a single family, Neobrachylepadidae, while Verrucomorpha contains two families, Verrucidae and Neoverrucidae. The remaining twelve families are in the suborder Balanomorpha.[3]

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  • Data related to Sessilia at Wikispecies