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Mobility in Lepadomorph Barnacles

  • Michael Kugele (a1) and Andy B. Yule (a1)


Circumstantial evidence of mobility by the lepadomorph barnacle genus Pollicipes in the literature is supported by observations at Menai Bridge which indicate that the phenomenon is real. Although slow, movement may be in response to gravity, as a positive taxis, or light, as a negative taxis.



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Mobility in Lepadomorph Barnacles

  • Michael Kugele (a1) and Andy B. Yule (a1)


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