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Common Slipper Shell

Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus 1758)


Crepidula fornicata (Common Slipper Shell) is a species of Gastropoda in the family slipper limpets. It is native to Mexico, Canada, United States, Atlantic Ocean, and Atlantic Coast of North America. Common Slipper Shell form shallow marine sediments. It is a filter feeder. Individuals can grow to 9.67 g. Common Slipper Shell has sexual reproduction. It is a facultatively mobile animal.

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  • URI: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1252491
  • Definition: a sub-group of suspension feeding animals that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water, typically by passing the water over a specialized filtering structure
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common slipper shell. View this species on GBIF