Convex Slipper Snail

Say, 1822

Crepidula convexa

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Calyptraeidae

Calyptraeidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 397307

Shell Information

Length (mm): 12-20

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has a slight curve to one side with a tall convex shell that curves to the apex. The shelf-like septum is situated relatively deep in the shell. It often has a grey to brown color with a deep brown inside and white septum.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Nova Scotia to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 70 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Among seagrass and hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Crepidula convexa Say, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160228 on 2021-06-10

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/