Trivia arctica (Pulteney, 1799)
(northern cowrie, arctic cowrie)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesTrivia arctica (northern cowrie, arctic cowrie)
GenusTrivia (a genus of molluscs)
FamilyTRIVIIDAE (a family of molluscs)
OrderLITTORINIMORPHA (an order of molluscs)
ClassGASTROPODA (slugs and snails)
PhylumMOLLUSCA (slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
SuperphylumLOPHOTROCHOZOA (molluscs and relatives)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie) :
1: Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
11 Feb 2013 OSGR: SY67 50° 30' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
Mating(?) pair, under rock exposed at ELWS
Image 1: Mating pair - dorsal viewImage 2: Mating pair - lateral viewImage 3: Mating pair - lateral view (2)Image 4: Mating pair - lateral view (3)
2: Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
20 Jan 2011 OSGR: SY67 50° 30' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
on old ?concrete substrate, just exposed at low spring tide
Image 1: Dorsal view - close-up - enlargedImage 2: Lateral view - close-up - enlargedImage 3: Lateral view - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 4: Three quarter view - close-up - enlargedImage 5: Ventral view - close-up - enlargedImage 6: Ventral view - close-up - enlarged (2)
3: Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
25 Apr 2008 OSGR: SZ08 50° 40' N, 1° 60' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
5 dead shells, washed up on beach after storm
Image 1: Shells - dorsal surfaces - dry - black backgroundImage 2: Shells - dorsal surfaces - moist - black backgroundImage 3: Shells - ventral surfaces (as found) - black backgroundImage 4: Shells - ventral surfaces (cleaned) - black background
4: Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
23 Apr 2008 OSGR: SZ07 50° 40' N, 1° 60' W Vice County: Dorset (VC 9) England
11 shells washed up on the beach after storms
Image 1: Shells - dorsal views - black backgroundImage 2: Shells - dorsal views - black background (2)
5: Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie)
11 Jul 1969 Vice County: West Cork (VC H03) Eire
on Saccorhiza polyschides in tidal rapids
Image 1: Living animals

Trivia arctica (Northern Cowrie, Arctic Cowrie) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

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