Species Factsheet

Crepidula fornicata


Complete name: Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy: Mollusca » Mollusca » Gastropoda » Neotaenioglossa » Calyptraeidae » Crepidula fornicata
Authors: Dan Minchin
Last updated: January 7th, 2008

Common Names

Slipper limpet.


Crepidula fornicata

Short Description

The slipper limpet is a snail with an asymmetrical shell with an inner shelf. It can attain 5cm. It is a filter feeder occurring within sheltered coastal bays and estuaries and sometimes in deeper water. It attaches firmly to objects with its muscular foot. Individuals may attach to each other to form 'chains'