Slipper Limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Description:
Slipper Limpet
Facts:

This species has flourished in the estuaries of southern Britain. It's biggest problem is the fact that it can destroy commercially important species such as the oyster beds found in these same areas.

Introduced:

1880's
Origin:
United States- east coast
Location:
Around Southern UK coast especially in estuaries.
Status:
Increasing
Problems:
Comments:
Have altered the ecology of waters where they have become established also block water intakes.