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LITTORINIMORPHA Golikov & Starobogatov, 1975 (an order of molluscs)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

BITHYNIIDAE Gray, 1857 (a family of molluscs) Family  
Bithynia tentaculata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common Bithynia)
Shell - lateral view - edge on
CALYPTRAEIDAE Lamarck, 1809 (slipper limpets) Family  
Calyptraea chinensis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chinaman's Hat)
Dorsal view - active
Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Slipper Limpet, American Slipper Limpet)
Live animal - foot
Species 2 ident refs
CINGULOPSIDAE Fretter & Patil, 1958 (a family of prosobranch molluscs) Family 1 ident refs
HYDROBIIDAE Stimpson, 1865 (spire snails or mudsnails) Family  
Peringia ulvae (Pennant, 1777) (Laver Spire Shell)
Living animal
Potamopyrgus antipodarum (J.E. Gray, 1843) (Jenkins' Spire Snail)
Live animal - dorsal view
LITTORINIDAE Children, 1834 (periwinkles)
Littorina (periwinkles), eg: Littorina obtusata var. citrina (Flat Periwinkle - Yellow Form) - Yellow shells - top views
Family 3 ident refs
NATICIDAE Guilding, 1834 (a family of whelks) Family  
Euspira catena (da Costa, 1778) (a whelk)
Empty shell - body whorl view
Unidentified Natica (Unidentified Natica Whelks) Unidentified  
Polinices pulchellus (Risso, 1826) (Alder's Necklace Shell)
RISSOIDAE Gray, 1847 (a family of prosobranch marine snails)
Onoba (a genus of molluscs), eg: Onoba semicostata (a marine snail) - Animals Rissoa (a genus of marine snails), eg: Rissoa membranacea var. membranacea (a marine snail) - Shells
Family 1 ident refs
Semisalsa stagnorum (Gmelin, 1791) (Lagoon Spire Snail) Species 1 ident refs
TRIVIIDAE Troschel, 1863 (a family of molluscs) Family  
Trivia arctica (Pulteney, 1799) (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
Mating pair - lateral view
Trivia monacha (da Costa, 1778) (Spotted Cowrie)
Dorsal view
TRUNCATELLIDAE Gray, 1840 (looping snails) Family  
Truncatella subcylindrica (Linnaeus, 1767) (Looping Snail)
Looping - oblique view - close-up
Species 1 ident refs
VELUTINIDAE Gray, 1840 (a family of molluscs) Family  
Lamellaria perspicua (Linnaeus, 1758) (a prosobranch mollusc)
Animal - dorsal view

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Wigham, G.D. & Graham, A., 2017 Marine Gastropods 2: Littorinimorpha and other unassigned Caenogastropoda

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 7 general literature references to LITTORINIMORPHA (an order of molluscs)

LITTORINIMORPHA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
(slugs and snails)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 32 feeding and other relationships of LITTORINIMORPHA (an order of molluscs)

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