cirriped


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cir·ri·pede

 (sîr′ə-pēd′) also cir·ri·ped (-pĕd′)
n.
Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

[From New Latin Cirripedia, order name : cirr(us) + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]

cir′ri·pede′ adj.

cir•ri•ped

(ˈsɪr əˌpɛd)

n.
any crustacean of the class Cirripedia, comprising the barnacles and certain parasitic forms, typically free-swimming in the larval stage and attached as adults, with bristly food-gathering appendages.
[1820–30; < New Latin Cirripedia; see cirrus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cirriped - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendagescirriped - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, rock barnacle - barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones
goose barnacle, gooseneck barnacle, Lepas fascicularis - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
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To the north and south of the sampling locations, on three locations (Piazzi Island, Low Island and Caleta Olla) we observed four animals infested by two kinds of parasites; the rhizocephalan cirriped Briarosaccus callosus (1-2 parasites per crab) and the isopod P.
The high zone is characterized by a few cyanobacteria species, the mid zone is dominated by the cirriped barnacle Chthamalus stellatus (Poli, 1791), and the low zone is covered by a conspicuous canopy of turf-forming algae.
Because of the high numbers of cirriped nauplii, only one-third of the contents of the tow from 50 m on 23 July 1963 was counted.