Howson, C.M. The species is typically intertidal and in ideal conditions may be found up to the high tide level. The Ray Society, London. Fife Nature Records Centre, 2018. IBIS Project Data. The marine mollusc, Littorina littorea, is an intertidal snail that experiences daily bouts of anoxia/hypoxia with the tide cycle and shows multiple metabolic and enzymatic adaptations that support anaerobiosis. L. obtusata exhibited a variable geotaxis when out of water in the field, but a constantly negative geotaxis out of water in the laboratory, the rate of movement being slower when Fucus was the substrate provided. The base of the columella is white. Fife Nature Records Centre, 2018. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/hpavud accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01. Littorina littorea is a mollusc which is often distributed on rocky coasts, from the upper shore into the sub-littoral. BIOTIC - Biological Traits Information Catalogue, Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License, http://www.marlin.ac.uk/termsandconditions, Also commonly known as the 'edible periwinkle'. Decreases in flow rate are not likely to have any effect. Evaluation of the significance of metal-binding proteins in the gastropod Littorina littorea. Bryan, G.W., 1984. the local adaptation of host defense against parasite infec-tion. London: Hamlyn. The species is small and the shell is quite thick, particularly in older individuals. Arter inom släktet enligt World Register of Marine Species 2011: [4]. The species is mobile, moving around on the shore to feed. Reid, D.G., 1996. Invertebrates (except insects), Outer Hebrides. The marine mollusc, Littorina littorea, is an intertidal snail that experiences daily bouts of anoxia/hypoxia with the tide cycle and shows multiple metabolic and enzymatic adaptations that support anaerobiosis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Effects of the Amoco Cadiz oil spill on the seagrass community at Roscoff with special reference to the benthic infauna. A prime example for such transitions is the adaptation to terrestrial conditions in members of the gastropod clade of Littorinoidea (Caenogastropoda). Growth and production of a Littorina littorea (L.) population in the Bay of Fundy. The Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, 17, 6-13. Gardner, J.P.A., & Thomas, M.L.H., 1987. Occurrence dataset: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/ accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-10-01. Ulster Museum Marine Surveys of Northern Ireland Coastal Waters. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 2018. & A. D. Kharazova, 1977. Mouritsen, K. N., Gorbusin, A. Effects of tributyltin (TBT) and testosterone on the female genital system in the mesogastropod Littorina littorea (Prosobranchia). Hydrobiologia, 378, 193-197. Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service., 2017. Littorina littorea feeds on diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. In the New England rocky intertidal zone, three con-generic species of Littorina snails occur in sympatry. ), Extremely sheltered, Moderately exposed, Sheltered, Ultra sheltered, Very sheltered, Full (30-40 psu), Reduced (18-30 psu), Variable (18-40 psu). Sea shore of Britain and northern Europe. SEWBReC Molluscs (South East Wales). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 221, 191-207. The shell colour ranges from grey-black-brown-red but is generally black or dark grey-brown, often lighter towards the apex, and is usually patterned with spiral darker lines. In organisms encountering predictable environments, fixed development is expected, whereas in organisms that cannot predict their future environment, phenotypic plasticity would be optimal to increase local adaptation. Merseyside BioBank Active Naturalists (unverified). Seashores and shallow seas of Britain and Europe. Occurrence dataset: http://www.ericnortheast.org.uk/home.html accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-09-38, Fenwick, 2018. Although the species has eyes, visual perception is probably quite limited and as such the species is unlikely to be sensitive to visual presence. the local adaptation of host defense against parasite infec-tion. Närbesläktade arter i tropiska vatten placeras i andra släkten inom samma familj. The effect of environmental factors on the development and growth of Littorina littorea. This species probably has limited facility for noise vibration detection and as such is unlikely to be sensitive to noise. The species is found most commonly on the lower shore and shallow subtidal but in ideal conditions may be found up to the high tide line. ), 1996. The columella or central axis of the shell is typically white and the animal is recognizable in its juvenile stages by the transverse black barring of the tentacles which are rather flat and broad. However, the lower limit is poorly defined and will depend on factors such as predation, latitude etc. OF THE INTERTIDAL GASTROPOD LITTORINA LITTOREA (L.) BY ROBERT P. GENDRON* Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., U.S.A. INTRODUCTION One of the most distinctive characteristics of rocky shores is the zonation of plants and animals (Stephenson & Stephenson 1972). In the exposed Galician coast in the Northern Spain, two well differentiated ecotypes are adapted to different shore levels and habitats. Littorina littorea has various biochemical adaptations that allow the stressful intertidal habitat to be exploited. There are many theories regarding their presence along the North American shores. Fish, J. D., 1972. Pollution due to heavy metals and their compounds. Hydrobiologia, 309, 15-27. Sexes are separate, and fertilisation is internal. Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, 2018. This is likely an adaptation due to natural selection, the snails are camouflaged by their surroundings. 1995b. As L. littorea browse cobble surfaces, they remove (“bulldoze”) sediment from these surfaces. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 79, 425-430. Biological survey of the intertidal chalk reefs between Folkestone Warren and Kingsdown, Kent 2009-2011. This probably serves two functions: obtaining more oxygen (since warmer waters have less oxygen) and avoiding predators. British Prosobranchs. Littorea littorea can physically alter salt marsh habitats and cobbled beaches by affecting sediment accretion (Bertness, 1984). Chandrasekara, W.U. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2, 207-212. Oehlmann, J., Bauer, B., Minchin, D., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Fioroni, P. & Markert, B., 1998. Changes in turbidity will probably have little direct effect on the snails. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 181, 145-157. Marine Biology, 96, 529-534. Isle of Man wildlife records from 01/01/2000 to 13/02/2017. Found on all British coasts, though rare or absent in the Isles of Scilly and Channel Isles. http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/oxidative/english0445/, 2000-05-17. Kent Wildlife Trust, 2018. The white outer lip is sometimes checkered with brown patches. ), Strong 3 to 6 knots (1.5-3 m/sec. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 2018. OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System),  2020. Body similar to Littorina littorea, but colour tends to follow that of shell; cephalic tentacles with two longitudinal lines and no transverse stripes. National Trust, 2017. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The annual life cycle, high fecundity and long planktonic larval stage means that successful recruitment from other populations is quite likely. Merseyside BioBank., 2018. The species has been suggested as a highly suitable bioindicator species for contamination of the marine environment. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. The common periwinkle snail, scientific name: Littorina littorea, is not a native species of the North American and Canadian shores. The common periwinkle snail, scientific name: Littorina littorea, is not a native species of the North American and Canadian shores. This the largest British periwinkle, with the shell reaching a maximum height of 52 mm. www.iobis.org. The spiral ridges which are marked in young animals tend to become obscured in older individuals, giving the shell a smooth appearance. A Practical Guide. Shell smooth, especially in older specimens, but has prosocline growth lines and numerous, slight spiral ridges. Hayes, F.R., 1926. Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, 2018. Winkles may absorb metals from the surrounding water by absorption across the gills or from the diet, and evidence from experimental studies on, Experience of and observations from oil spills such as the. BRERC species records recorded over 15 years ago. Occurrence dataset: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/ accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-10-01. However, in deeper water the species is only found as isolated individuals in very low densities. Patterns of color polymorphism in the intertidal snail Littorina littorea in the Race Rocks marine protected area. London: The Ray Society. Other species deposit their embryos with gelatinous egg … The species is widespread and often common or abundant. Media in category "Littorina littorea" The following 165 files are in this category, out of 165 total. Generally black or dark grey-brown in colour, often lighter towards apex, with dark spiral lines. defence adaptations such as mechanical, physical or chemical defences. Seasonal appearance: All year. 2.]. Sexual selection on female size in a marine snail, Littorina littorea. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Shoresearch. Fretter, V. & Graham, A., 1994. Taylor, J.D.(ed. [Synopses of the British Fauna, no. Davies, M.S. Trematodes such as Cryptocotyle lingua, Himasthla leptosoma, Renicola roscovita and Ceracaria lebourae. Shell solid, with 5 or 6 slightly tumid whorls; sutures shallow. [Ulster Museum publication, no. St Andrews BioBlitz 2014. This species is found in waters of full, variable and reduced salinities. Merseyside BioBank (unverified). Through evolution, marine snails have adapted several times independently to terrestrial life. Newell, G. E. & Newell, R. C., 1977. The intertidal marine snail, Littorina littorea, has evolved to survive bouts of anoxia and extracellular freezing brought about by changing tides and subsequent exposure to … The species is epifaunal so loss of the substratum would also result in loss of the population. The shell is broadly ovate, thick, and sharply pointed except when eroded. Habitat selection and migratory behaviour of the intertidal gastropod Littorina littorea (L.) Journal of Animal Ecology, 46, 79-92. Other Littorinids, without species designation, contributed 1714 tonnes, 78% from the UK, with the remainder from the USA and Canada. The snail is able to repair damage to the lip of the shell. The RB ecotype (Ridged and Banded) lives on barnacles in the upper shore. In Marine Ecology: A Comprehensive, Integrated Treatise on Life in the Oceans and Coastal Waters, vol. Helgolander Meeresuntersuchungen, 50, 105-115. It was introduced to these waters in the mid 19th century from Western Europe and rapidly spread along the Northeast coast. This species is readily available, being common on rocky coasts in Europe and the American northeast above the Middle Atlantic States. Littorina littorea has the ability to determine its position on the shore relative to the preferred zone, can orient itself in this direction and move into more suitable conditions. Adults are slow crawlers so active immigration of snails is unlikely. Lit-torina saxatilis and Littorina obtusata are native to New England and Europe, while Littorina littorea is a natural-ized invader from Europe that has inhabited New England Damaged shells may make the snail more prone to desiccation. Eyes are lateral to the cephalic tentacle. South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre, 2018. Phylum: Mollusca. (e.g. Arter. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/xtrbvy accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-27. See Reid (1996) for a comprehensive review of the systematics and evolution of Littorina littorea. ERIC NE Combined dataset to 2017. Adults are slow crawlers so active immigration of snails is unlikely. Young animals with spiral ridges may be confused with, A range of fine green, brown and red algae, including. Marine Biology, 92, 505-515. L. obtusata exhibited a variable geotaxis when out of water in the field, but a constantly negative geotaxis out of water in the laboratory, the rate of movement being slower when Fucus was the substrate provided. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/1nw3ch accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-02. (Andrews, 1981; Henry, et al., 1993) Key Behaviors; motile; Communication and Perception. & Fish, S., 1996. In some areas, notably Ireland, collectors have noted a reduction in the number of large snails available. Hayward, P., Nelson-Smith, T. & Shields, C. 1996. Also commonly known as the 'edible periwinkle'. The inside of the shell is chocolate brown. On exposed shores individuals may be dislodged or damaged. Graham, A., 1971. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. (ed.) English, T.E., Storey, K.B., 1998. Imposex in Nucella lapillus and intersex in Littorina littorea: interspecific comparison of two TBT- induced effects and their geographical uniformity. The eggs and larvae form the main mode of dispersal. Distributed from northern Spain to the White Sea (northern Russia). Hydrobiologia, 378, 199-213. Plymouth Marine Fauna. This species is harvested by hand, without regulation, for human consumption. fertilization. Conversely decreased emergence will extend the species range further up the shore. Increases in siltation for a year may have some influence in changing substratum type and removing available habitat such as nooks and crevices. Geotaxis was always positive under water. http://www.maritimes.dfo.ca/science/hab/e/periwink.htm#top, 2000-05-17. Cofnod – North Wales Environmental Information Service, 2018. Males are believed to mature earlier than females but females mature at a smaller size. South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre, 2018. & Jensen, K. T., 1999. Handbook of the marine fauna of North-West Europe. For longer periods of exposure to desiccating influences, a dried mucus seal forms around the shell aperture reducing evaporation. Marine Biology, 133, 193-203. TBT effects on the female genital system of Littorina littorea: a possible indicator of tributyl tin pollution. British prosobranch molluscs: their functional anatomy and ecology, revised and updated edition. & Zhou Mingjiang, 1986. BIOTIC (Biological Traits Information Catalogue) by MarLIN (Marine Life Information Network) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. It was introduced to these waters in the mid 19th century from Western Europe and rapidly spread along the Northeast coast. Gendron, R.P., 1977. northern and southern populations of three Littorina snail species, and (2) how this population-level divergence in thermal tolerance varies among species. The shell contains six to seven whorls with some fine threads and wrinkles. RESULTS APPROACH • Individuals of Littorina littorea, L. obtusata, and L. saxatilis were collected from two study populations and acclimated for … Mollusc (marine) data for Great Britain and Ireland. Common Periwinkle (Littorina littorea)Alternate common names: Periwinkle, Winkle. Some Littorina spp. The common periwinkle snail is believed to have been an important source of food in Scotland since at least 7,500 BCE. Size and growth rate measurements apply to shell height. Littorina irrorata climbs marsh grasses as water temperatures rise. Size and growth rate measurements apply to shell height. Tsitologia 19: … & Fioroni, P., 1996. The eggs and larvae form the main mode of dispersal. In the New England rocky intertidal zone, three con-generic species of Littorina snails occur in sympatry. & Storey, K. B., 1999. A student's guide to the seashore. Anoxia-induced transcriptional upregulation of sarp-19: cloning and characterization of a novel EF-hand containing gene expressed in hepatopancreas of Littorina littorea. Yamada, S.B., 1987. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://www.marlin.ac.uk/termsandconditions. Manx Biological Recording Partnership, 2018. Rosso, G., 1998. Adults are slow crawlers so active immigration of snails is unlikely. Berger, V. J. Recolonization may occur through rafting of adults on floating wood or weed. Fish, J.D. Predators include a variety of shore birds, fish, crabs and lobsters. Occurrence dataset https://www.nmni.com/CEDaR/CEDaR-Centre-for-Environmental-Data-and-Recording.aspx accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-09-25. 5th ed. The influence of low salinity on RNA passage from the nucleus to the cytoplasm of ctenidial cells of the snail Littorina littorea. Merseyside BioBank., 2018. The species is found in areas with water flow rates from negligible to strong. MacDonald, J. Differential screening of a cDNA library derived from the hepatopancreas of the marine snail Littorina littorea revealed a novel anoxia-induced gene, sarp-19 (snail anoxia-responsive protein, 19 kDa). Littorina littorea reaches maturity in 2-3 year at a size of 10-12 mm, and lives up to 5-10 years. Fox, R., 1994. Marine Plankton. [3]Arter enligt World Register of Marina Species. Size: 1 inch long and 3/4 inch wide. Influence of trematode infections on in situ growth rates of Littorina littorea. The species has the ability to determine its position on the shore relative to the preferred zone, can orient itself in this direction, is mobile, and demonstrates behavioural adaptations to avoid the increased risk of desiccation resulting from increased emergence. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 52, 1011-1019. The species tends to aggregate and form clusters in areas that are more favourable for them, such as rock pools, rather than drier areas. The eggs and larvae form the main mode of dispersal. Collins pocket guide. The eye structure of Littorina irrorata have been described. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/mopwow accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01. St Andrews BioBlitz 2016. Cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase: role in anoxia and freezing tolerance of the marine periwinkle Littorina littorea. The common periwinkle (Littorina littorea), also known as the edible periwinkle, is a frequent sight along the shoreline in some areas.Have you ever seen these little snails on … Geographic variation in the growth rates of Littorina littorea and Littorina saxatilis. Periwinkle: environment habitat quality. Langston, W.J. Our enclosure experiments ... Baltic Littorina littorea (ca 20 % initial overall coverage) were enclosed alone or at 4 box-' (250 m-') and exposed in situ for 12 mo. Displacement will have no effect. Occurance dataset: http://www.sewbrec.org.uk/ accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-10-02. The high stability of Aplysia AlAly30 and Littorina LbAly28 than those for Haliotis enzyme in higher temperature and broad pH range were also shown in the recombinant enzymes produced by an Escherichia coli expression system ( Rahman et al., 2011, 2012 ). This would only be a selected trait, however if the snails have visual predators ( Wilbur and Steneck 1999 ). & Ryland, J.S. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/146yiz accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-27. This island, among others in the Koster archipelago, is home to the crab and wave ecotypes of Littorina saxatilis; a small marine snail and a remarkable example of repeated parallel ecological adaptation (Figure 1c; Johannesson et al., 2010). On smothering, if the snails cannot regain the surface then death normally occurs within 24 hours (Chandrasekara & Frid, 1998). The MarLIN sensitivity assessment approach used below has been superseded by the MarESA (Marine Evidence-based Sensitivity Assessment) approach (see menu). The behaviour is explained as an adaptation to regaining their position on Fucus if dislodged. & Lindberg, D.R., 1997. Outer lip of aperture tangential to body whorl; inner lip thick, reflected over base of columella; no spout or canal interrupts the apertural edge. Therefore, the species may be found in the infra- and circalittoral zones. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/jos5ga accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-02. estuarine. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/h1ln5p accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/iou2ld accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/hcgqsi accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25. The influence of low salinity on RNA passage from the nucleus to the cytoplasm of ctenidial cells of the snail Littorina littorea. Other Littorinids, without species designation, contributed 1714 tonnes, 78% from the UK, with the remainder from the USA and Canada. Aaikruyken die de Francoyschen Soldaten noemen - BNA-DIG-KOSTBARE-0427-031 a.jpg 2,907 × … Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) Dataset. & Johannesson, K., 1995. Outer Hebrides Biological Recording, 2018. Increases in water flow rates above 6 knots may cause snails in less protected locations (e.g. not in crevices etc) to be continually displaced into unsuitable habitat. Also, estuaries provide a more nutritious environment than the open coast (Fish, 1972). Animals are more active when submerged due to the lower cost of moving on mucus when under water. Most of the information available suggests that adult gastropod molluscs are rather tolerant of heavy-metal toxicity (Bryan, 1984). an area where a freshwater river meets the ocean and tidal influences result in fluctuations in salinity. If the sediment is well oxygenated and fluid (as with high water, high silt content) snails may be able to move back up through the sediment. Color: Shell is dark in color, usually brown, black, or gray. Erlandsson, J. The species has been recorded alive from depth range 0 – 46 m or up to 183 m (for shells only). Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/erweal accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-27. NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Ocean Management, part 3, (ed. Littorina littorea, the European periwinkle, is typical of mesogastropod snails and is a good example of an unspecialized prosobranch gastropod. Periwinkle, in zoology, any small marine snail belonging to the family Littorinidae (class Gastropoda, phylum Mollusca).Periwinkles are widely distributed shore (littoral) snails, chiefly herbivorous, usually found on rocks, stones, or pilings between high- and low-tide marks; a few are found on mud flats, and some tropical forms are found on the prop roots or mangrove trees. During exposure to the air, feeding and locomotion are halted unless conditions are very damp. The principal species is Littorina littorea, with 3144 tonnes, mainly derived from Ireland (3018 tonnes) and Spain (126 tonnes). Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/aurwcz accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25. Christiane Fenske, The importance of intraspecific competition in a Littorina littorea population in the Wadden Sea, Interactions and Adaptation Strategies of Marine Organisms, 10.1007/978-94-017-1907-0, … & Johannesson, K., 1992. Towards a phylogeny of gastropod molluscs: an analysis using morphological characters. Most work suggests that maturity is reached at between 10-12mm shell height. Littorina aleutica Dall, 1872 The species tends to aggregate and form clusters in areas that are more favourable for them, such as rock pools, rather than drier areas. LERN Records. Tsitologia 19: … Herbivory - Herbivores, primarily L. littorea , reduce abundance of ephemeral algae; herbivores strongly promote the appearance of Fucus vesiculosus in New England (Lubchenco 1986). Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/jca5lo accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01. New York: John Wiley & Sons. This species can breed throughout the year but the length and timing of the breeding period are extremely dependent on climatic conditions. Environmental Records Information Centre North East, 2018. Manx Biological Recording Partnership, 2017. There are many theories regarding their presence alo… information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles, Photographer: Keith Hiscock  Copyright: Dr Keith Hiscock, Photographer: Judith Oakley  Copyright: Judith Oakley. Origin and Evolutionary Radiation of the Mollusca. Habitat: Intertidal zones, rocky shores, tide pools, pilings, and rock jetties. Cephalic tentacles rather flat and broad, with many transverse black stripes. Erlandsson, J. Adding one heavy-metal-binding domain in a cysteine-rich protein may be one of the sea snail's adaptations to metal stress Date: March 24, 2017 ... the marine gastropod Littorina littorea … 276.]. Belfast: Ulster Museum. Distribution data supplied by the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). A laboratory assessment of the survival and vertical movement of two epibenthic gastropod species, Hydrobia ulvae, (Pennant) and Littorina littorea (Linnaeus), after burial in sediment. Bauer, B., Fioroni, P., Ide, I., Liebe, S., Oehlmann, J., Stroben, E. & Watermann, B., 1995. Occurrence dataset http://www.aphotomarine.com/index.html Accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-10-01. L. littorea, ... animals which must use heat acquired from the environment and behavioral adaptations to regulate body temperature. Author: Charifson, David Source: Invertebrate biology 2019 v.138 no.4 pp. The behaviour is explained as an adaptation to regaining their position on Fucus if dislodged. Ophelia, 27, 181-195. The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). The name Littorina littorea was in common use among scientists by the 1830s-1840s, but the species was originally described by Linnaeus (1758) as Turbo littoreus. To interrogate UK data visit the NBN Atlas. Trail following, speed and fractal dimension of movement in a marine prosobranch, Littorina littorea in a mating and a non-mating season. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/ljc0ke accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-02. A. ), Very Weak (negligible), Weak < 1 knot (<0.5 m/sec. & Beckwith, P., 1999. Casey, J.D., De Grave, S. & Burnell, G.M., 1998. Jacobs, R.P.W.M., 1980. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/4bsawx accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25. & Frid, C.L.J., 1998. The species occurs on all British and Irish coasts, including lower salinity areas such as estuaries where nutrient loading is likely to be higher than elsewhere. The shell is sharply conical with a pointed apex and surface sculpturing. Occurrence dataset: https://www.nmni.com/CEDaR/CEDaR-Centre-for-Environmental-Data-and-Recording.aspx accessed via NBNAtlas.org on 2018-09-25. Some populations live in estuaries where turbidity tends to be high. Accessed: 2020-12-29. This stems mainly from its ability to accumulate trace elements and compounds and consequential behavioural changes. Larade K(1), Storey KB. Campbell, A., 1994. Young animals with spiral ridges may be confused with Littorina saxatilis. Description. Littorina littorea has various biochemical adaptations that allow the stressful intertidal habitat to be exploited. Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), The Marine Biological Association of the UK (see contact us)© 2020 The Marine Biological Association of the UK, All Rights Reserved. Therefore, the species may be found in the infra- and circalittoral zones. Littorina; Two shells of the Common periwinkle, Littorina littorea: Scientific classification; Kingdom: Animalia. Most work suggests that maturity is reached at between 10-12mm shell height. Accepted name: Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) Scientific synonyms and common names Turbo littoreus Linné, 1758 Turbo ustulatus Lamarck, 1822 Littorina squalida Broderip & Sowerby, 1829 Littorina vulgaris Sowerby, 1830 Littorina sphaeroidalis Locard, 1886 Littorina armoricana Locard, 1886 Littorina littorea: invertebrate anatomy. National Trust Species Records. http://www.science.lander.edu/rsfox/littorin.html, 2000-05-17. Intersex and Littorina littorea in Cork Harbour: results of a medium-term monitoring programme. Berger, V. J. Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The color varies from grayish to gray-brown, often with dark spiral bands. Littorina is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles. Role of mucus trails and trail-following in the behaviour and nutrition of the periwinkle Littorina littorea Marine Ecology Progress Series, 179, 247-257. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/lo2tge accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01. Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Newell, G. E., 1958. No shells or preserved specimens survive as types from Linnaeus’ work, and Reid (1996) established a lectotype from one of Linnaeus’ drawings along with a diagnosis of the species. 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