Beaked barnacle

Austrominius modestus

How To Recognise It 5

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 6

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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  1. (c) Julien Renoult, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/13824526
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/21994937
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  6. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrominius_modestus

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Location Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian, Moriorian
Depth High Tide