Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Afrolittorina
Family: Littorinidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
africana
NOTES

A shell which is variable in shape but is usually globular with a low spire and rounded whorls. Grows to10 mm. The exterior is smooth and the aperture is rounded. Juveniles occur highest on the shore and adults lower down. Grazes on algae.


AUTHORITY
(Philippi, 1847)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A greyish white shell with a brown aperture
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Periwinkle
African periwinkle
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Littorina decollata



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