Description: The picture is of an acorn barnacle (''Megabalanus californicus'') from Santa Barbara, CA. Is it mimicking a nudibranch? The blue and orange tissue resembles a nudibranch in size and shape and it matches the coloration of certain species. Further, when feeding, the barnacle's cirri resemble a dorid's gills. I know this hypothesis is a reach, but why would a barnacle have such conspicuous coloration? I'd like to hear some ideas.
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Created: 07 Oct 2014 03:45
Updated: 06 Jan 2015 21:37
Comments: 09 Oct 2014 18:26