Cryptophialidae is a family of Acrothoracican barnacles in the order Cryptophialida, the sole family of the order. There are at least 2 genera and more than 20 described species in Cryptophialidae. These barnacles burrow into calcareous rocks and structures, such as limestone, shells, or corals.[1][2][3]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Thecostraca
Subclass: Cirripedia
Order: Cryptophialida
Kolbasov, Newman & Hoeg, 2009
Family: Cryptophialidae
Gerstaecker, 1866



  1. ^ "Cryptophialidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  2. ^ a b "World Register of Marine Species, family Cryptophialidae". Retrieved 2021-08-28.
  3. ^ Chan, Benny K. K.; Dreyer, Niklas; Gale, Andy S.; Glenner, Henrik; et al. (2021). "The evolutionary diversity of barnacles, with an updated classification of fossil and living forms". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa160.