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Barnacles (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 508

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Attached Fauna
Biotic Group Barnacles
Biotic Community Balanus Communities
Chthamalus Communities

Definition Areas dominated by barnacles (small filter-feeding crustaceans in a protective shell that is attached to hard substrate) and associated fauna (e.g., the snail, Littorina; see Figure 8.9).