Zebra Periwinkle

(Gmelin, 1791)

Echinolittorina ziczac

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Littorinidae

Littorinidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 291199

Shell Information

Height (mm): 12-25

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell has about 6 shell whorls with very fine spiral grooves. It is yellowish-white with dark axial zigzag lines.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Barbados

3 to 0 meters

Diet:

Herbivore

Habitat:

Marine; Rocky intertidal zone

Misc. Facts

The female shells are typically larger than the males.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Echinolittorina ziczac (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419564 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.

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