Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
porcellana
NOTES

A shell to 32 mm which is variable in shape. The exterior is smooth and the apex overhangs the posterior margin. The internal shelf is concave and notched. A filter feeder which forms stacks with the larger females at the bottom and the smaller males on top. Lives in rock pools and undergoes sex change.


AUTHORITY
Lamarck, 1801
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A brown shell. The septum is white
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Coffee bean
Koffiepit
Slipper limpet
Pantoffelklipmossel
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1988 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Crepidula adspersa
Crepidula fornicata
Crepidula sulin



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