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Digital object published by Biology Department, Western Washington University.
Western Washington University
Genus-species: Crepidula nivea
Old genus-species: Crepidula nivera
Common name: Slipper shell
Multiple, small cream or tan colored shells. Slipper shells living on smooth surfaces have smooth shells, when slipper shells live on rough surfaces they will grow a rough shell. The slipper shell, introduced into oyster beds, robs the oysters of food and choke the besides. Lives on old shells.
Known habitat: Common on all American Beaches
C. B. Adams, 1852
Departmental Shell Collection