BIOTIC Species Information for Crepidula fornicata
Researched byWill Rayment Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Frédérique Viard
Scientific nameCrepidula fornicata Common nameSlipper limpet
MCS CodeW439 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassProsobranchia OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyCalyptraeidae
GenusCrepidula Speciesfornicata

Additional InformationCrepidula fornicata is a non-native species. The modern British population is known to have been introduced to Essex between 1887 and 1890 in association with oysters, Crassostrea virginica, imported from North America (Fretter & Graham, 1981; Eno et al., 1997).
Taxonomy References Fretter & Graham, 1981, Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward et al.., 1996, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Eno et al., 1997,
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