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Family: Crepidulidae (Calyptraeidae) --Slipper Shells

The slipper shells ("cup & saucer" shells) are distinguished by a small shelf or cup on the inside, which protects the body of the mollusc. The family, Crepidulidae, is related to the Xenophoridae family.
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Calyptraeoidea
Family: Crepidulidae
Major Genera
  • Genus: Calyptraea
  • Genus: Cheilea
  • Genus: Crepipatella
  • Genus: Crepidula
  • Genus: Crucibulum
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Crepidula onyx (Sowerby, 1824)
Onyx Slipper Shell

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