Simple Volcano Barnacle

Epopella simplex (Darwin, 1854)

Four side plates, forming a wide conical shape. Colour varies from grey-white plates with pink tips in young animals, to pink in older animals. Opening pentagonal shape


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What habitats does Epopella simplex live in?

Exposed rocky shores in sheltered areas such as crevices or under rocks, near low tide level, to depth of 9 m

What is the distribution of Epopella simplex?

Southern Australia From SA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Epopella simplex grow?

Up to 1 cm high, 2 cm wide

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