Triangle barnacle

Balanus trigonus

Identification 3

Called the triangle barnacle because of the triangular aperture which is very noticable.

Summary 4

Balanus trigonus is a species of barnacle in the family Balanidae. It is steep-sided, conical barnacle, has six shell plates and is pink in colour.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3968143
  2. (c) Auguste Le Roux, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Balanus_trigonus_2492.jpg
  3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  4. Adapted by tangatawhenua from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanus_trigonus

More Info

iNat Map

Location Aupourian, Kermadec Islands
Depth Low Tide, Mid Tide