Goose Barnacle

Lepas anserifera

Can Be Confused With ... 2

Lepas anserifera is very similar to L.anatifera (not just in name!), but identifiable by the short orange peduncle, and radial grooves on the shell surface.

This may not be found in NZ - still working that out!

Summary 3

Lepas anserifera is a species of goose barnacle or stalked barnacle in the family Lepadidae. It lives attached to floating timber, ships' hulls and various sorts of flotsam.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3001707
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  3. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepas_anserifera

More Info

iNat Map

Location Antipodean, Aupourian, Cookian, Forsterian, Kermadec Islands, Moriorian
Depth Low Tide, Mid Tide