Calyptraeidae of Maine
(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Mollusca, Class Gastropoda, Order Neotaenioglossa, Family Calyptraeidae)

(updated 15 September 2020)

Calyptraeidae - slippersnail family
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Maine is home to 4 species in 2 genera. If you know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate link from the species list below. Otherwise, to determine which genus your mussel belongs to, refer to the table below the species list.

   Crepidula (3 species)
      Crepidula convexa - convex slippersnail
      Crepidula fornicata - common Atlantic slippersnail
      Crepidula plana - eastern white slippersnail
   Crucibulum (1 species)
      Crucibulum striatum - striate cup-and-saucer

char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
Crucibulum striatum

Crepidula (slippersnail)
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red font = character state unique or nearly so char. 1 char. 2 char. 3 char. 4 char. 5 char. 6
C. convexa
C. fornicata
C. plana

Crepidula convexa (convex slippersnail) - [information to be added]

Crepidula fornicata (common Atlantic slippersnail) - [information to be added]
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Crepidula plana (eastern white slippersnail) - [information to be added]

Crucibulum (cup-and-saucer)
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Crucibulum striatum (striate cup-and-saucer) - [information to be added]