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Thoracica (typical barnacles; subphylum Crustacea, class Cirripedia) The familiar barnacles, with a mantle usually covered with calcareous plates, and with six pairs of well-developed, thoracic feeding appendages (cirri). The group includes the suborders Lepadomorpha (stalked or pedunculate barnacles), Verrucomorpha (asymmetrical sessile barnacles), and Balanomorpha (symmetrical sessile barnacles).
Thoracica See CIRRIPEDIA.
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