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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Cirripedia
Coral barnacle
Pyrgoma sp.*
Family Pyrgomatidae

updated Mar 2020

Where seen? These tiny burrowing animals pock-mark some hard corals.

Features: Often, all that can be seen on the surface of the hard coral are tiny slits (0.2cm), sometimes bright blue.

St John's Island, May 06

Raffles Lighthouse, Jun 07

Sisters Island, Apr 04

Tanah Merah, Aug 09

*Species are difficult to positively identify without examination of internal parts.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Coral barnacles on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr
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