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Thompsonia may refer to either of these taxa:-

Thompsonia is a genus of barnacles which has evolved into an endoparasite of other crustaceans, including crabs and snapping shrimp. It spreads through the host's body as a network of threads, and produces many egg capsules which emerge through joints in the host's shell.

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Barnacle infraclass of crustaceans

A barnacle is a type of arthropod constituting the infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are exclusively marine, and tend to live in shallow and tidal waters, typically in erosive settings. They are sessile (nonmotile) suspension feeders, and have two nektonic larval stages. Around 1,220 barnacle species are currently known. The name "Cirripedia" is Latin, meaning "curl-footed". The study of barnacles is called cirripedology.

Barnacle goose species of bird

The barnacle goose belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. Despite its superficial similarity to the brant goose, genetic analysis has shown it is an eastern derivative of the cackling goose lineage.

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Goose barnacle order of crustaceans

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Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Fictional superheroes in the SpongeBob SquarePants series.

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are fictional characters in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Mermaid Man was voiced by Ernest Borgnine from 1999 to his death in 2012, and Barnacle Boy is voiced by Tim Conway. They are a spoof of both Aquaman & Aqualad and Batman & Robin. The characters debuted on August 21, 1999 in the series' episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy".

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Ballantine scale A biologically defined scale for measuring the degree of exposure level of wave action on a rocky shore

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Sessilia order of crustaceans

Sessilia is an order of barnacles, comprising the barnacles without stalks, or acorn barnacles. They form a monophyletic group and are probably derived from stalked barnacles. The order is divided into three suborders. Brachylepadomorpha contains a single family, Neobrachylepadidae, while Verrucomorpha contains two families, Verrucidae and Neoverrucidae. The remaining twelve families are in the suborder Balanomorpha.

Whale barnacle Family of crustaceans

Whale barnacles are species of acorn barnacle with specific habitat requirements that belong to the monotypic family Coronulidae and its only subfamily Coronulinae. They typically attach to baleen whales, though they may settle on toothed whales and, rarely, turtles. The barnacles passively filter food, using tentacle-like cirri, as the host swims through the water. The arrangement is generally considered commensal as it is done at no cost or benefit to the host. However, some whales may make use of the barnacles as protective armor or for inflicting more damage while fighting, which would make the relationship mutualistic where both parties benefit; alternatively, some species may just increase the drag that the host experiences, making the barnacles parasites.

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The Thompsoniidae are a family of parasitic barnacles belonging to the bizarre and highly apomorphic superorder Rhizocephala, and therein to the more diverse of the two orders, the Akentrogonida.

Gary Barnacle musician (Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger)

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