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 (sîr′ə-pēd′) also cir·ri·ped (-pĕd′)
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.
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(ˈsɪr əˌpɛd)

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]
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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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Some widely distributed taxa dominated the zooplankton community in the three sectors, such as polychaete larvae, cirriped larvae, the larval stages of copepods, and the copepod Oithona spp.
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.
(252) showed profound changes in benthic community composition, involving the recruitment of formerly rare and seasonal species (algae, a brachiopod, and polychaete worms) and tropical species (polychaete worms, a cirriped, stomatopod, crabs, shrimp, a gastropod, and bivalves) to the dead mussel assemblages mentioned above.
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.