Overview

Distribution

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
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Habitat

infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary
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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

Crepidula convexa (Suspension-feeding molluscs) is prey of:
Nemertines
Nereidae
Hesionidae
Glyceridae
Onuphidae
Odostomia seminuda
Acanthocitona pygmaea
Hylina veliei
Spirals
Nudibranchia
Polinices
Terebra
Seila adamsi
Epitonium albidum
Opalia hotessieriana
Natica pusilla
Urosalpinx perrugata
Busycon spiratum
Marginella aureocincta
Marginella apicina
Marginella bella
Turbonilla dalli
Turbonilla hemphilli
Gobiosoma robustum
Microgobius gulosus
Anas discors
Bucephala albeaola
Rallus longirostris
Charadrius semipalmatus
sediment POC
Callinectes sapidus
Processa bermudiensis
Penaeus duoarum
Palaemonetes floridanus

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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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]

This species 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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