seen? This snail is commonly encountered inside a shell
occupied by a hermit
crab. It is also sometimes found on the underside of horseshoe
crabs. It was previously known as Crepidula walshi.
thin, conical or flat, usually white.
It is usually found in pairs. The larger one is usually the female
and the smaller one male. When the smaller one grows big enough, it
will change into a female!
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.
Chek Jawa, Mar 05
Changi, Apr 05
Changi, Jul 04
Sisters Island, Jan 11
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.