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Identification New Jersey #2
07-19-2014, 12:20 PM,
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Identification New Jersey #2
Found at Long Beach Island New Jersey.

They are both the same?  And what are they? Thank you.
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07-19-2014, 12:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-19-2014, 12:53 PM by paul monfils.)
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RE: Identification New Jersey #2
Yes, both the same.  These are Crepidula fornicata, the common slipper shell or slipper limpet.  Unlike the other two shells you posted, which are both bivalves, this one is a gastropod, a "snail-type" shell.  These live attached to hard surfaces like rocks and other shells.  Sometimes they attach to one another, forming stacks.

http://academics.smcvt.edu/dfacey/Aquati...impet.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_slipper_shell

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07-19-2014, 01:48 PM,
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RE: Identification New Jersey #2
Thank you so much Paul---you are teaching me a lot!
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