Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Range: 46°N to 21°N; 97.2°W to 66.5°W. Distribution: Canada; Canada: Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Campeche State, Quintana Roo
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 122 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.3 - 26.97
  Temperature range (°C): 9.208 - 9.208
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.829 - 3.829
  Salinity (PPS): 32.282 - 32.282
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.764 - 6.764
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.547 - 0.547
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.666 - 2.666

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Depth range (m): 0.3 - 26.97
 
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Associations

Known predators

  • Christian RR, Luczkovich JJ (1999) Organizing and understanding a winter’s seagrass foodweb network through effective trophic levels. Ecol Model 117:99–124
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Known prey organisms

Crepidula convexa (Suspension-feeding molluscs) preys on:
phytoplankton
bacterioplankton
Microprotozoa

Based on studies in:
USA: Florida (Estuarine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Christian RR, Luczkovich JJ (1999) Organizing and understanding a winter’s seagrass foodweb network through effective trophic levels. Ecol Model 117:99–124
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Crepidula convexa

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 55 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

TTATATATTTTATTTGGCATGTGATCCGGCTTAGTAGGGACAGCTTTA---AGACTTTTAATTCGAGCTGAACTAGGACAACCAGGTGCTTTACTTGGAGAT---GACCAATTATATAATGTAATTGTCACAGCTCATGCATTTGTAATAATTTTTTTTTTAGTTATACCTATAATAATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAATTGATTAGTTCCTTTAATA---CTAGGAGCTCCTGACATAGCTTTTCCTCGATTGAACAATATAAGTTTTTGGCTATTACCTCCAGCTTTACTTTTATTACTCTCATCGGCTGCAGTAGAAAGGGGTGTAGGTACCGGATGAACTGTGTACCCTCCATTAGCAGGAAATCTAGCTCATGCAGGAGGATCTGTTGATTTA---GCAATTTTTTCTTTACACTTAGCAGGTGTTTCATCCATTTTAGGGGCTGTTAACTTTATTACTACTGTTATTAATATACGATGAAAAGGAGTGCAATTTGAGCGATTACCTTTATTCGTTTGATCAGTAAAAATTACTGCTATTTTACTCCTTTTATCTCTTCCCGTACTTGCAGGA---GCAATTACTATATTACTAACTGATCGTAACTTTAATACTGCTTTCTTCGATCCTGCTGGAGGAGGAGACCCTATT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Crepidula convexa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 55
Specimens with Barcodes: 55
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Wikipedia

Crepidula convexa

Crepidula convexa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calyptraeidae, the slipper snails or slipper limpets, cup-and-saucer snails, and Chinese hat snails.[1]

Distribution[edit]

It is native to the eastern coasts of North and Central America, from Canada to Panama.[1]

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 20 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 70 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crepidula convexa Say, 1822. Rosenberg, G. (2010). Crepidula convexa Say, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160228 on 2011-01-23.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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