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Crepidula plana
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Crepidula plana
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods


Crepidula plana is a limpet-like marine snail commonly known as the Eastern White Slippersnail or the Flat Slippershell. This snail rarely forms stacks, like other Crepidula species, but males and females gather for mating. It is native from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada to St. Catherine's Sound, Georgia. Introduced populations are known from California and Washington on the US Pacific Coast. It can grow on a variety of substrates, including rocks, plastic floats, buoys, and the shells of dead or live mollusks. No economic or ecological impacts have been reported for this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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