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Six-plated Barnacle

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Scientific name
Chthamalus antennatus
Common name
Six-plated Barnacle/Eastern Shore Barnacle
Life on the Edge
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Where to find
Exposed rocky shores, near high tide level

The Six-plated Barnacle is an off-white barnacle with six side-plates and numerous grooves towards the bottom of the outer plates. Up to 2 cm high and 1 cm wide.

Six-plated Barnacles may not be covered with water every tide as they live high on the shores. They feed only during unusually high tides, filtering plankton from the water.