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LONG-NECKED GOOSE BARNACLE (Lepas anatifera )
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Crustaceans > Barnacles

Long-necked goose barnacle

The Long-stalked Lepas anatifera attaches to floating objects such as logs and bottles, with a  neck up up to 20 cm in length. They feed by extending many pairs of fine legs, constantly beating the water and numerous small hairs on the legs intermesh to form a net, gathering fine particles of debris and small microscopic animals for food.

 


 
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