updated Oct 2016
seen? This snail
is often seen on the inside of a shell occupied by a hermit
crab. But it is usually overlooked as attention is focused on
the more animated hermit crab. It was previously known as Calyptraea
Features: 1-2cm. The shell is
thin, usually forming a pointed conical shape. May be white, pinkish
or even reddish, with fine lines.
confused with limpets which are also gastropods but which
can move about. Here's more on how
to tell apart limpets, slipper snails and similar animals.
Changi, Apr 05
slipper snails on Singapore shores
- Tan Siong
Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary
Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles
Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
- Tan, K. S.
& L. M. Chou, 2000. A
Guide to the Common Seashells of Singapore. Singapore
Science Centre. 160 pp.