Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Crepidula aculeata, Patella aculeata

Synonym: Crepidula spinosa Conrad 1843

Full reference: J. F. Gmelin. 1791. Systema Naturae

Belongs to Bostrycapulus according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gmelin 1791, Jung 1969 and Woodring and Bramlette 1950

Sister taxa: Bostrycapulus calyptraeformis, Bostrycapulus odites, Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) gravispinosus

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (6), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (3), South Africa (3), United States (25: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (7: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (10)

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 61 collections including 62 occurrences

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