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Semibalanus balanoides (Barnacle)

Synonyms: Balanus balanoides; Lepas balanoides

Wikipedia Abstract

Semibalanus balanoides is a common and widespread boreo-arctic species of acorn barnacle. It is common on rocks and other substrates in the intertidal zone of north-western Europe and both coasts of North America.
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Diet [1]  Herbivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal


Ammodytes americanus (inshore sand lance)[2]
Ammodytes tobianus (lesser sand eel)[2]
Aythya marila (Greater Scaup)[2]
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)[2]
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)[2]
Crangon crangon (common shrimp)[2]
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Alaskan stickleback)[2]
Leptasterias tenera (Slender sea star)[2]
Maritrema gratiosum[2]
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Short-spined sea scorpion)[2]
Nucella lamellosa (frilled dogwinkle)[2]
Nucella lapillus (Atlantic dogwinkle)[2]
Nucella lima (file dogwinkle)[2]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[2]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[2]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[2]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[2]
Pomatoschistus microps (Common goby)[2]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[2]
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)[3]
Syngnathus rostellatus (Lesser pipefish)[2]
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)[4]
Urosalpinx cinerea (Atlantic oyster drill)[2]


Parasitized by 
Fimbriarioides intermedia[5]
Maritrema arenaria[5]
Microphallus arenaria <Unverified Name>[5]



Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Foods and predators of the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in Newfoundland waters, J. H. HIMMELMAN and D. H. STEELE, Marine Biology 9, 315-322 (1971) 4DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND FEEDING HABITS OF THE CUNNER, TAUTOGOLABRUS ADSPERSUS, A STOMACHLESS FISH, LABBISH NING CHAO, FISHERY BULLETIN: VOL. 71. NO.2, 1973 p. 565-586 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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