Honeycomb Barnacle

Chamaesipho tasmanica Foster & Anderson, 1986

Honeycomb Barnacles are one of the most common acorn barnacle species in south-eastern Australia. They live in dense masses, so close together that the shells of neighbouring animals fuse together.

Each individual has four grey side plates. Each animal is joined closely to its neighbour in a honeycomb-like fashion

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What habitats does Chamaesipho tasmanica live in?

Exposed rocky shores, at mid to upper tidal levels.

What is the distribution of Chamaesipho tasmanica?

South-eastern Australia Including Tasmania

How big does Chamaesipho tasmanica grow?

Can grow up to 2 cm high, 5 mm wide.

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