Taxon profile


rough periwinkle
Littorina saxatilis (Olivi, 1792)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Caenogastropoda »  family Littorinidae - Periwinkles »  genus Littorina

Scientific synonyms

Littorina rudis Maton, 1797


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Similar species

Littorina arcana Ellis, 1978

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Littorina saxatilis albida Dautzenberg, 1882

Littorina saxatilis albida

subspecies Littorina saxatilis fusca Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1912

Littorina saxatilis fusca

subspecies Littorina saxatilis saxatilis (Olivi, 1792)
subspecies Littorina saxatilis spitsbergica Kimchowitz, 1896

Littorina saxatilis spitsbergica

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Littorina saxatilis Olivi, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Littorina saxatilis (Olivi, 1792)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Littorina saxatilis (OLIVI, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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