Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Crepidula aculeata (Gmelin, 1791)

Prickly Slipper Limpet, Slipper Limpet


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, intertidal, marine, mud, rocks, sandy bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

Attached to shells, stones or mangrove trunks (Wilson, 1993)


General References

Harris, G.F. 1897. Catalogue of Tertiary Mollusca in the Department of Geology, British Museum (Natural History). The Australasian Tertiary Mollusca. London : British Museum of Natural History Part 1 407 pp., 8 pls. [247]

Hedley, C. 1918. A checklist of the marine fauna of New South Wales. Part 1. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 51: M1–M120 [M57]

Hedley, C. 1923. Studies on Australian Mollusca. Part XIV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 48: 301-316, pls 30-33 [309]

Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999. Catalogue and Bibliography of the Marine Shell-bearing Mollusca of Japan. Japan : Elle Scientific Publications 749 pp. [115] (C. gravispinosa has valid species status in this publication)

Hoagland, K.E. 1977. Systematic review of fossil and Recent Crepidula and discussion of evolution of the Calyptraeidae. Malacologia 16(2): 353-420 [364]

Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 11: 1–109 [44]

Kay, E.A. 1979. Hawaiian marine shells. Reef and shore fauna of Hawaii. Section 4 : Mollusca. Honolulu, Hawaii : Bishop Museum Press Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication Vol. 64(4) 653 pp. [181-182, figs 63g, h]

Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1906. Catalogue of the marine shells of Victoria. Part IX. With complete index to the whole catalogue. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 18(2): 39–92 [53]

Smith, E.A. 1915. British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition, 1910; Natural History Report, Mollusca Part 1 - Gastropoda Prosobranchia, Scaphopoda and Pelecypoda. Zoology (Jena) 2(4): 61-112, pls 1, 2 [97]

Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1888. On the anatomy and life history of Mollusca peculiar to Australia. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 1888 22: 106-187 [126]

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [164, pl. 22, figs 13a-c]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 CALYPTRAEOIDEA 20-Jan-2012 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
12-Jan-2012 MODIFIED