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
Megatrema anglicum (Sowerby, 1823) - An epizoic barnacle (Barnacle Images)
Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- on Devonshire cup coral 1

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- close-up 1

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- close-up 2

Species found washed-up near Hayle, Cornwall, on the plastic collar of a crab / lobster pot. 09.01.14.

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 1

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 2

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 3

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 4

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 5

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 6

Epizoic barnacle
Megatrema anglicum
- juvenile on cup coral 7

The barnacle here is extremely small and juvenile, and likely to be a small juvenile Megatrema anglicum, as this species is commonly found on Devonshire cup coral, Caryophyllia smithii. The cup coral here is a juvenile specimen, juveniles are noted to be quite variable in form. Both species were found on a piece of lobster / crab pot at Sennen Cove, Penwith, Cornwall. 14.11.13.

Megatrema pyrgoma anglicum epizoic Barnacle Images
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.