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Common Slipper Shell

Crepidula fornicata

Description:

Medium sized sea snail. Shell is rounded with a "platform" on the inside. Pinkish purple with white coloration. Often found in stacks attached to any hard object (rocks in the case of my spotting).

Habitat:

Lower intertidal zone. These were found washed up on the beach. Sunken Meadow State Park, New York.

Notes:

The first three pictures are live ones. The fourth image is of a shell with the platform visible.

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1 Comment

AnaTrees
AnaTrees 7 years ago

That's cool !

ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Fort Salonga, New York, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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