Crepidula walshi [Status Unaccepted]   (Reeve,  1859) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Calyptraeidae

Description
Size: Length 1.92-3.12 mm; diameter 11.0-22.1 mm.

Color: Whitish.

Shell is elongately ovate, flattened with eccentric beak-like apex followed by finely concentric striations. Upper surface concavely depressed, resembles the operculum of a gastropod; ventral septum shelf-like horizontally fixed towards apical side and the soft animal remains attached to it.

Generally these animals are found attached to other shells which are occupied by hermit crabs.


Synonym (s)
Crepidula walshi Reeve, 1859
Ergaea walshi Kuroda et al., 1971
Crepidula walshi Mookherjee, 1985

Common Name (s)
• Pale Carrier Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudupet INDIA
• Gujarat, Kachchh INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• MYANMAR
• Tamil Nadu, Punnakayal INDIA (Record: 24/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Off Ganjam INDIA (Record: 17/03/1884)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Athankarai INDIA

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