General Description

Four side plates, forming a wide conical shape. Colour varies from grey-white in young animals, to pink in older animals. Opening pentagonal shape. Up to 1 cm high, 3 cm wide.


The anatomy of Rose Barnacles is more advanced than some of their close relatives. They filter plankton from fast flowing water to feed.


Eastern Australia, except Tasmania.


Exposed rocky shores, at mid to high tide levels, to depth of 58 m.

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