Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Crepidula aculeata, Crypta 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 2020

See also Gmelin 1791, Hendy et al. 2008, Holmes 1859, Jung 1969, Kern 1973 and Woodring and Bramlette 1950

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Brazil (6), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (3), Peru (1), South Africa (3), United States (24: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

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

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (23: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (10)

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 77 collections including 78 occurrences

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