from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of crustaceans including the goose barnacles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of stalked thoracic cirripeds, typified by the genus Lepas, belonging to the order Thoracica of the subclass Cirripedia; the goose-mussels or barnacles.
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- n. goose barnacles
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(_Lepadidae_ of C. Darwin), which attach themselves in great numbers to drift-wood and other objects floating in the sea and are one of the chief agents in the fouling of ships 'bottoms during long voyages.
Lepadidae, Darwin's work on, (see also Barnacles).
Dr.R. Kossmann has given a very interesting discussion on this subject in his 'Suctoria and Lepadidae,' 1873.
In the "Monograph on the Cirripedia" (Lepadidae) the names used are Conchoderma aurita and virgata.) (I leave out of question
(Darwin, 'Monograph on the Subclass Cirripedia, Lepadidae' page
But, as Fritz Mller remarks, we have in Anelasma an animal in an almost exactly intermediate condition, for it has root-like processes embedded in the skin of the shark on which it is parasitic, and its prehensile cirri and mouth (as described in my monograph on the Lepadidae, 'Ray
Lepadidae "I have stated, giving reasons, that I did not believe there could have existed any sessile cirripedes during the Secondary ages.
Mr. Thompson is described in the preface to the Lepadidae as "the distinguished Natural Historian of Ireland.") this morning, and he tells me Ogleby has some scheme identical almost with mine.