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Gastropoda: : Calyptraeoidea: Calyptraeidae

Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 48°N to 25°N; 97.2°W to 25°W
Depth: 0 to 70 m (live 0 to 49 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 56  mm


Crypta fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Patella fornicata Linnaeus, 1758
Crepidula nautiloides auct. non Lesson, 1834
Crepidula maculata Rigacci, 1866
Crepidula mexicana Rigacci, 1866
Crepidula violacea Rigacci, 1866
Crepidula densata Conrad, 1871
Crepidula virginica Conrad, 1871
Crypta nautarum Mörch, 1877
Crepidula roseae Petuch, 1991


Patella fornicata Linnaeus, 1758, p. 781, [Gualt. t. 69, f. H?; Argen. t. 6, f. N]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: ad Ilvam insulam
Range: 48°N to 25°N; 97.2°W to 25°W
Depth: 0 to 70 m (live 0 to 49 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 50 mm
Distribution: Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas
References: Kurtz (1860); Parker (1959) W; Porter (1974) D{L}; Fretter & Graham (1981) E; Odé (1983a) L; Lyons (1989b) l; Campbell (1993) M
Combining Genera:  Crypta

Crepidula densata Conrad, 1871, 
References: Campbell (1993) s

Crepidula fornicata var. maculata Rigacci, 1866, p. 17
[Not available]
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Nude name.

Crepidula fornicata var. mexicana Rigacci, 1866, p. 17
[Not available]
Type Locality: Messico
Comments: Nude name.

Crypta (Crypta) nautarum Mörch, 1877b, p. 103-104
Attributed to: Humphrey (1797)
Type Locality: Several localities
Range: 46°N to 32°N; 79°W to 64°W
Maximum Reported Size: 56 mm
Distribution: Canada: Prince Edward Island; USA: New Jersey, Georgia
References: Mörch (1877b) NSEWM

Crepidula nautiloides auct. non Lesson, 1834, 
[Not available]
Comments: Misidentification by Reeve (1859b).

Crepidula roseae Petuch, 1991, p. 17, pl. 2, figs. 5-6
Type Locality: 15 m depth in Griffin Brothers quarry, 10 km east of Miami Canal, along Broward-Palm beach County line, Holey Land Unit
References: Campbell (1993) s
Comments: Described as a Pleistocene fossil.

Crepidula fornicata var. violacea Rigacci, 1866, p. 17
[Not available]
Type Locality: Messico
Comments: Nude name.

Crepidula virginica Conrad, 1871, 
References: Campbell (1993) s

Partial List of References

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Mörch, O. A. L. 1877. Synopsis molluscorum marinorum Indiarum occidentalium imprimis insularum danicarum Malakozoologische Blätter 24 14-66, 93-123.
Petuch, E. J. 1991. New gastropods from the Plio-Pleistocene of southwestern Florida and the Everglades Basin W. H. Dall Paleontological Research Center, Special Publication 1 63 pp., [1] + 5 + [2] text-figs., 10 pls. [Stated date: 31 May 1991.]
Rigacci, [J.] 1866. Catalogo delle Conchiglie Componenti la Collezione Rigacci Classificata col Sistema di Lamarck  56 pp. Author: Roma.

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