Species of the Month August 2006
Common name: Volcano barnacle
Latin name: Balanus perforatus.
A type of barnacle (Crustacea)
- 'Volcano' shaped, with small oval opening.
- Purplish-grey colour.
- Small opening .
- Shell up to 30 mm.
- Found in small groups or individuals.
Where to look:
Middle and lower shore, on rocks and in crevices.
Effects of warming sea:
Will become more common in Britain and be found further north.