APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Lepas species - Commonly called Goose barnacles or Stalked barnacles
Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 1

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 2

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 3

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 4

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 5

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles 6

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles on buoy 1

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles on minature bottle 1

Goose barnacles
Lepas species
- barnacles on fish box 1

There are three species of Goose or Stalked barnacle in the images; they include Lepas hilli, Lepas pectinata and Lepas anatifera.

Images of the following species of Gooseneck barancles can be found on this site -

Dosima fascicularis
Lepas anatifera
Lepas hilli
Lepas pectinata

Images of these pelagic barnacles were taken on the high tide mark at Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall; 03.11.10 and 18.11.10. Strong south-westerly winds had washed ashore a large plastic lid that the animals were attached to, 15 days later a buoy was found, which also had three species of these barnacles.

This is a tropical / sub-tropical species that comes to the UK shores on flotsam via the Gulf Stream. UK waters are too cold for these species to survive and breed.

Lepas species Goose Barnacle or Goose Neck Barnacle
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.