Crepidula fornicata

On Map

Species memo

© Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (WoRMS)

Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)

The species has a brown shell that reaches about 6 cm long. The septum divides the interior of the shell into two parts: the external one where the foot and head can move and the internal one where the visceral mass is protected. The plasticity of this species is important and shell can be deformed

Delamotte, M., Vardala-Theodorou, E. (1994). Shells from the Greek Seas. The Goulandris Natural History Museum, Athens, 299 pp

Records of Crepidula fornicata

Sites where Crepidula fornicata has been recorded in the Hellenic Seas.

© Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker (WoRMS)

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