Austromegabalanus psittacus

Austromegabalanus psittacus

Austromegabalanus psittacus or Picoroco as it is known in Spanish is a species of giant barnacles native to the coasts of Chile and southern Peru. The Picoroco inhabits litoral and intertidal of rocky shores and grows normally up to 30 cm in high and has a mineralized shell composed of calcite. It is used in Chilean cuisine.

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