Littorina littorea   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Littorinidae

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Description
Max. size: 40 mm.

Shell mouth with perimeter as a simple ellipse, without a concavity.


Synonym (s)
Littorina armoricana Locard, 1886
Littorina bartonensis Brown, 1843
Littorina communis Brown, 1843
Littorina litorea (Turton, 1819)
Littorina litorea var. brevicula Jeffreys, 1865
Littorina litorea var. paupercula Jeffreys, 1865
Littorina litorea var. sinistrorsa Jeffreys, 1865
Littorina litorea var. turrita Jeffreys, 1865
Littorina littorea f. intermedia Brogger, 1901
Littorina littorea var. angulata Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. antiqua Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. balteata Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1912
Littorina littorea var. complanata Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. conica Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. deformis Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. delphinula Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. distorta Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. elegans Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. fuscofasciatus Middendorff, 1849
Littorina littorea var. major Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1913
Littorina littorea var. miniata Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1900
Littorina littorea var. pallida Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1900
Littorina littorea var. pallidefasciatus Middendorff, 1849
Littorina littorea var. parva Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. picta Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. pyramidata Wood, 1848
Littorina littorea var. sanguinea Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1906
Littorina littorea var. truncata Harmer, 1920
Littorina littorea var. unicarinata Raeymaekers, 1889
Littorina littorea var. parva Teilman-Friis, 1898
Littorina rudis var. aurantia Dautzenberg & P. Fischer, 1925
Littorina rudis var. reevei Harmer, 1921
Littorina sphaeroidalis Locard, 1886
Littorina vulgaris J. Sowerby, 1832
Turbo bicarinatus Woodward, 1833
Turbo carinatus Woodward,
(1833)
Turbo elongatus Woodward, 1833
Turbo litoreus Turton, 1819
Turbo littoreus Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)
Turbo sulcatus Woodward, 1833
Turbo ustulatus Lamarck, 1822
Turbo ventricosus Woodward, 1833

Common Name (s)
• Common Periwinkle (English)
• Periwinkle (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Gujarat, Mahuva INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sarala Devi, K., Jayalakshmi, KV and Venugopal, P. (1991) Communities and coexistance of benthose in northern limb of Cochin backwaters Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 20 249-254 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Fisheries and Oceans, Canada St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) Available at - http://www.osl.gc.ca/en/index.html
  • Raghunathan, C; Gupta, SR; Wangikar, U and Lakhmapurkar, J (2004) A record of live corals along the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, Arabian Sea Current Science Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences 87(8) 1131-1138 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/oct252004/1131.pdf

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