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Sacculina carcini (double infection).jpg
Externae (brown lumps) of two mature female Sacculina individuals on a male Liocarcinus holsatus (Portunidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Thecostraca
Infraclass: Cirripedia
Order: Kentrogonida
Family: Sacculinidae
Lilljeborg, 1860

The Sacculinidae are a family of barnacles belonging to the bizarre parasitic and highly apomorphic superorder Rhizocephala, and therein to the less diverse of the two orders, the Kentrogonida. The Sacculinidae are one of the two larger families of Rhizocephala (which are both in the Kentrogonida), containing seven genera:[1]


  1. ^ Geoff Boxshall (2010). "Sacculinidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 

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