Species catalogue

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.

Characteristics
FAO code
PCB
Specie
Pollicipes pollicipes
Type
Crustaceans
FAO 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
France Pouce-pied
Italy Balano atlantico
Portugal Perceve
United Kingdom Barnacle
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Scraper

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