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Lepas anserifera is a species of goose barnacle that can be found in tropical and temperate seas floating on flotsam and timber or attached to whales and the hulls of ships. This species, and others that share its genus, received its common name from its shape, which is like a goose, as well as the myth that goose eggs hatched from the barnacles. Lepas anserifera has a shell, or capitulum, that is surrounded by six plates that are white in color and is supported by stalk, also known as a...
Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...
The wharf roach (Ligia exotica) is a species of sea slater and crustacean that is thought to be native to the Mediterranean Sea and Western Europe, although some experts suggest it is native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It can be found in many temperate and tropical waters throughout the world, most likely due to unintentional shipping. This lives in crevices of rocks and cliffs just above the water line, as well as in jetties and the walls of harbors. The wharf roach reaches a...
The dancing jewel (Platycypha caligata) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside in savannahs, bushlands, and woodlands near streams and rivers with vegetation that creates shade. The population numbers and trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation and water pollution. No conservation...
The white-masked wisp (Agriocnemis falcifera) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Southern Africa in a range that includes Eastern Cape Province and Limpopo Province. It prefers to reside in vegetation that lines the edges of pools and ponds. This species reaches an average body length between .9 and 1.1 inches and males and females are very similar in appearance. Young individuals are orange-red in color, but this coloring fades as they mature. When fully matured, the orange-red...
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