Cloudy Periwinkle

(Lamarck, 1822)

Littoraria nebulosa

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Littorinidae

Littorinidae

Shell Information

Height (mm): 15-25

Dextral

Chirality:

Conical shell that is taller than it is wide. Seven to nine whorls with spiral grooves beginning on the fourth whorl and below. These grooves are crossed by axial striations.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to the Caribbean Sea

-1 to 0 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Rocky intertidal zone

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Littoraria nebulosa (Lamarck, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419567 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.