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Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 116296

Alternative combinations: Crepidula aculeata, Patella aculeata

Synonym: Crepidula spinosa Conrad 1843 (taxon 156292)

Full reference: J. F. Gmelin. 1791. Systema Naturae

Belongs to Bostrycapulus according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

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

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder