Mangrove Periwinkle

(Lamarck, 1822)

Littoraria angulifera

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Littorinidae

Littorinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 299411

Shell Information

Height (mm): 25-32

Dextral

Chirality:

Conical shell that is taller than it is wide. It has irregular spiral sculpture lines.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to Brazil

1 to 0 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine, Brackish; Mangrove swamps

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Littoraria angulifera (Lamarck, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419565 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.