Rosette Barnacle

Tetraclitella purpurascens (Wood, 1815)

This barnacle species features four side plates that form a wide conical shape tappering to the openning in a loose diamond shape. The colour varies from dark grey-purples to whites.

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What habitats does Tetraclitella purpurascens live in?

This species can be found attached to rocks along rocky shores at mid to high tide levels often on the underside of rocks

What is the distribution of Tetraclitella purpurascens?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Tetraclitella purpurascens grow?

Can grow to around 10mm high and around30mm wide

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