All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Atlantic Slippersnail</strong>
<em>Crepidula fornicata</em> / Gastropod
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

These animals have an interesting life! They start out life as males and later become females. If that wasn't strange enough, they al...
Atlantic Slippersnail
Crepidula fornicata / Gastropod
Sanibel Island, FL
Dec. 16, 2009

These animals have an interesting life! They start out life as males and later become females. If that wasn't strange enough, they also live in chains, stacked one on top of another, making reproduction even easier (perhaps explaining its "racy" species name!).
Slippersnail shells are easy to identify because of the little shelf.

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