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Shellfish in Dorset

Observed: 5th July 2012 By: Dai Thom
Shellfish in Dorset
Log full of shellfish in Dorset

Found at low water at Eype beach

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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ONLY L.anatifera has such long necks,according to species-identification.org
see http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=crustacea&me...
It shows the 1st of the 5 Lepas sp's, & clicking next species gives th other 4; & each text in either size or remarks gives the size of the peduncle ie the neck.
(the gooseneck barnacle is much different & I presume a slipup over the name)

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It was a slip-up - I had

It was a slip-up - I had intended to enter Goose barnacle and must have chosen the wrong option from the drop-down menu. Thank you for the correction

ChrisMcA's picture

Last gooseneck

With so many agreeing is it possible that some of you could spread your agreement to finish off the last "gooseneck,Mitella pollicipes", another obvious Lepas anatifer, at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/233492 ?