Cirripedia

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Noun1.Cirripedia - barnacles
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
Balanidae, family Balanidae - stalkless barnacles
family Lepadidae, Lepadidae - goose barnacles
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
References in classic literature ?
Cirripedes long appeared to me to present a case of very great difficulty under this point of view; but I have been enabled, by a fortunate chance, elsewhere to prove that two individuals, though both are self-fertilising hermaphrodites, do sometimes cross.
On gross examination, the most remarkable findings were moderate to severe multiorgan parasitic infection, mainly cirripedes (Xenobalanus sp.
According to Darwin (1854), environmental factors like food, temperature, and quality of water may influence the shape and size of individuals of the same species of cirripedes.