Barnacle

Order: 
Pedunculata
Family: 
Scalpellidae

Marine cirriped crustacean. Body divided into two parts: nail, which contains most of the body organs and is protected by several calcareous plates; fleshy peduncle tube-shaped used to adhere to the rocks. Color: Yellowish whitish on nail and reddish brown on peduncle. It measures up to 12 cm.

International Designations

France: 
Pouce-pied
Italy: 
Balano atlantico
Portugal: 
Perceve
UK: 
Barnacle
Fishing gears: 
Scraper
FAO code: 
PCB
Scientific name: 
Pollicipes pollicipes
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
427
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC