Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Bostrycapulus
Family: Calyptraeidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
aculeatus
NOTES

A shell to 25mm with a rough, prickly surface and a thin shelf on the underside. A filter feeder. Lives one on top of the other with the lowest being a female and the topmost male.


AUTHORITY
(Gmelin, 1791)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown shell
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Slipper shell
Slipper limpet
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Crepidula aculeata
Patella aculeata



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