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The Calyptraeidae Family includes 129 species comprising 11 genus (Crepidula (48 species), Calyptraea (21), Crucibulum (18), ...)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Calyptraeoidea 
     Family      : Calyptraeidae 

Common name : slippers and shelf limpets

Aspect : hooded, conical or discoid shell. The genus crucibulum presents a sort of funnel under the apex. The genus crepidula has a blade inside the shell which half closes the opening and protects the body of the animal.

Feeding : plankton

Environment : estuary and intertidal zone

Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Crepidula fornicata

Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Crepidula fornicata : (piled)

Total collection for Calyptraeidae : 1 species (14 shells in total)

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