Convex Slipper Snail

Say, 1822

Crepidula convexa

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Calyptraeidae

Calyptraeidae

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.