Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
knysnaensis
NOTES

A squat shell to 10 mm with a high spire, rounded body whorl and fine spiral threads. Lives high on the shore in crevices or on rock surfaces from which it hangs by a mucus thread during the heat of the day. Herbivorous.


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


Colour
Notes: Brown with paler bands below the suture and on the base which is speckled with yellow or white. The aperture is purplish brown with a basal white band
Colour: Brown
Common Name
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
Cymatium klenei



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