Prickly Periwinkle

(Menke, 1828)

Echinolittorina tuberculata

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Littorinidae

Littorinidae

Shell Information

Length about (mm): 20

Dextral

Chirality:

The shell has about 5 shell whorls with obscure sutures between whorls. It is sculptued by spiral rows of blunt knobs. It is brown to blueish gray in appearance with the the ends of the knobs being a lighter brown or gray.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to Barbados

-1 to 0 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Rocky intertidal zone

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Echinolittorina tuberculata (Menke, 1828). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419563 on 2021-06-23

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.