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Fish ID request

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by GirlonFire, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    Anyone know what this is? Saw it at Blue Angel.
    I call it an eyelash clam.
    Thanks

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  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    Goose barnacle
     
  3. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Yup.
     
  4. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    Thank you.

    I just read they are a delicacy in Spain-a cross between a clam and a lobster in taste.
     
  5. Cozdreamer

    Cozdreamer Manta Ray

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    cool! Never seen or heard of one! Learn something new everyday!
     
  6. JoeFriday

    JoeFriday Photographer

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    Your picture shows a flat shell. The Spanish GooseNeck Barnacle (percebes) is a very different animal.

    Clusters of small round stalks with a toenail like pointy end. Very tasty.

    Goose barnacle - Wikipedia
     
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  7. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    Lepas anatifera Linnaeus 1758 ?
    Looks about right.



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  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Barnacles are relatively rare in the waters around Cozumel. Wooden pilings in the Gulf of Mexico waters off Texas and Louisiana are usually solidly encrusted with them.
     

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