Coral-dwelling Barnacle (species: Unidentified pyrgomatid barnacle 1) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified pyrgomatid barnacle 1
Coral-dwelling Barnacle

©Anne Hoggett: Many barnacles (Family Pyrgomatidae) in a colony of the coral Acropora hyacinthus at North Direction Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Hexanauplia
Order Sessilia
Family Pyrgomatidae
Species Unidentified pyrgomatid barnacle 1

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Almost all coral-dwelling barnacles are in the family Pyrgomatidae and most species are so specialised that they are found in only a single coral host (Czechura, 2013).

by Anne Hoggett


Web resources


  • Czechura, G. (2013). The Great Barrier Reef: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide Queensland Museum, Brisbane.