Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Barnacle parasite

The parasitic barnacle, Loxothylacus texanus, appears similar to an egg mass, but is smooth and hard.


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Bay scallops are bivalve molluscs occurring from New England through Texas. In Fla., they can be harvested in Gulf state waters from Hernando Co. to Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Co.

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