Six-plated Barnacle

Chthamalus antennatus Darwin, 1854

Common around the coast including locally along Tomahawk Beach and can easily be confused with other species although if looked at closely you can noramlly define the six plates

How to identify Chthamalus antennatus?

Whiteish to grey in colour with six plates, the colour vary slightly and can have a brownish to greenish apperance and erroded plates can have a pointed tooth like apperance

What habitats does Chthamalus antennatus live in?

Can be found on exposed rocky shores around the high tide mark

What is the distribution of Chthamalus antennatus?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Chthamalus antennatus grow?

They can grow up to 20mm high and around 10mm wide

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