Crepidula badisparsa

Crepidula badisparsa 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.[2]

It is a small species with flecks of tan and dark brown on the shell. It lives attached to other small gastropods in seagrass beds. This species is unusual in that in produces lecithotrophic larvae which hatch as large pediveligers. They swim for a short while before settling.[3]

This species is currently known only from Panama.


Bocas del Toro Province, Panama.[1]


The maximum recorded shell length is 13 mm.[4]


Minimum recorded depth is 1 m.[4] Maximum recorded depth is 2 m.[4]


  1. ^ a b Collin R. (2005). "Crepidula badisparsa sp. nov. (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) from Bocas del Toro Province, Panama". Caribbean Journal of Science 41(2): 269-276. PDF.
  2. ^ Crepidula badisparsa Collin, 2005. WoRMS (2009). Crepidula badisparsa Collin, 2005. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-06-03.
  3. ^ Collin, R. 2005. Crepidula Badisparsa Sp. Nov. (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) From Bocas Del Toro Province, Panamá. Caribbean Journal of Science, 2: 269-276.
  4. ^ 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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