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Dosima fascicularis


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lexID:
4040 
AphiaID:
106148 
Scientific:
Dosima fascicularis 
German:
Entenmuschel 
English:
Buoy Barnacle 
Category:
Altri crostacei 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Hexanauplia (Class) > Lepadiformes (Order) > Lepadidae (Family) > Dosima (Genus) > fascicularis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
Mediterraneo 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
18°C - 26°C 
Food:
Plancton 
Difficulty:
Non adatto agli acquari! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-01-31 09:32:15 

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Dosima fascicularis, the buoy barnacle, is "the most specialised pleustonic goose barnacle" species. It hangs downwards from the water surface, held up by a float of its own construction, and is carried along by ocean currents.

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