genus Balanus


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Noun1.genus Balanus - type genus of the family Balanidaegenus Balanus - type genus of the family Balanidae  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Balanidae, family Balanidae - stalkless barnacles
acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, rock barnacle - barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones
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Barnacles in the genus Balanus (Arthropoda) dominated all samples numerically.
Barnacles (of the genus Balanus) have three stages to their life cycle: the free-swimming nauplius; the cyprid, specialized for settling; and the reproductive adult.