Washed Ashore: Common Slipper Shell

Photo of Common Slipper Shell

Common Slipper Shells (Crepidula fornicata) can be found along much of the Atlantic coast of the US, and, though small (typically under 2" long), they are recognized easily by the light plate that covers roughly half of the shell's underside.  I've read that children (and playful adults) will float these gastropod shells like little boats in tide pools.

Note: A Common Slipper Shell was featured in Quiz #85: Seashore.

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