Crepidula convexa

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Crepidula convexa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Calyptraeoidea
Family: Calyptraeidae
Genus: Crepidula
Species: C. convexa
Binomial name
Crepidula convexa
Say, 1822

Crepidula convexa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calyptraeidae, the slipper snails or slipper limpets, cup-and-saucer snails, and Chinese hat snails.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species is native to the eastern coasts of North and Central America, from Canada to Panama.[1]

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 20 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 70 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crepidula convexa Say, 1822. Rosenberg, G. (2010). Crepidula convexa Say, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160228 on 2011-01-23.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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