Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Periwinkle

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Order: Neotaenioglossa

Family: Littorinidae

Genus: Littorina

Species: Littorina littorea

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: Yes

Listing:
MIT Sea Grant Hitchhikers Guide to Exotic Species

Rarity Designations: None

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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