OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Calyptraeidae 


Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Calyptraea Lamarck, 1799
   Crepidula Lamarck, 1799
   Crucibulum Schumacher, 1817
   Trochita Schumacher, 1817
   Clypeola Gray, 1868
   Maoricrypta Finlay, 1926
   Sigapatella Lesson, 1930
   Grandicrepidula McLean, 1995

Common Name

Slipper or Boat Limpets p.84      Allan, J. 1950.  
Bonnet Shells p.83      Allan, J. 1950.  
Shelf Limpets p.88      Allan, J. 1950.  


feeding mode: suspension feeding 
habit: byssally attached [sedentary, to stones and other other shells]
reproduction: hermaphroditism 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.83-84, 88 General
 Dell, R.K. 1956. p.70 General
 Fischer, P.-H. 1955.  General
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.61 [Rehder sees no valid reason for separating into Calyptraeinae Blainville, 1824 and Crepidulinae Flemming, 1822. Rehder also argues that since Crepidulinae is the earliest name it should take precedence over Calyptraeinae.]  General
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.44 General




Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8151) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2002-07-10.