Shell-burrowing barnacles

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Tomlixsox, J. T. (1969). Shell-burrowing barnacles. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 9(3), 837-840. doi:10.1093/icb/9.3.837
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TitleShell-burrowing barnacles
AuthorsJ. Tomlixsox
AbstractAcrothoracican cirripeds burrow in a variety of shelly materials dating back to the Carboniferous. The burrow is usually less than 5 mm in depth, with a smaller, tapered, slit-shaped aperture.Chemical action is proposed for initial penetration, and as an aid to the abrasive action of the teeth on the mantle and along the lateral bar. The burrowed shell is usually dead, and varies markedly in hardness. © 1969 by the American Society of Zoologists.
JournalIntegrative and Comparative Biology
Date1969
Volume9
Issue3
Start page837
End page840
ISSN1540-7063
NoteCited By (since 1996):8, Invertebrates

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