In: Marine Community Ecology [ed. Fish JD, 1979. In order to improve our knowledge about the actual distribution of L. littorea, we sampled the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula from Ribadeo (North Galicia) to Sagres (south Portugal). CAB Abstracts Data Mining., CABI, Undated. Ecology Letters, 5:577-584. Chesapeake Science, 6(1):38-42. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http://browsehappy.com/. Scientific Name:Littorina littorea Phylum: Mollusca. Evolution. Both Littorina saxatilis a n d L. littorea are species with broad geographic and local distributio. More information is needed on the paleooceanography of the North Atlantic, especially in the last interglacial period. Effects of shore height, wave exposure and geographical distance on thermal niche width of intertidal fauna. 123-130. Egg capsules are shed directly into the sea. Although Littorina littorea (L.) exhibits a relatively consistent pattern of vertical distribution throughout the North Atlantic, ranging from the mid-intertidal to the shallow subtidal zone, its horizontal distribution and abundance are highly variable. THE GROWTH AND DISTRIBUTION OF LITTORINA LITTOREA (L.) ON A ROCKY SHORE IN WALES BY E. E. WILLIAMS University College of Wales, Aberystwyth* It was pointed out by Smith (1953) that shore ecology is a relatively underdeveloped field of zoology and that our knowledge of even the commonest of intertidal animals is far from complete. On the distribution and ecology of Littorina obtusata (L.) and its specific units. The vertical distribution of certain intertidal animals. The mechanisms by which these wide distributio are achieved differ be- S. Behre Yamada: Geographic variation in Littorina spp. Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. obtusata was found at all the heights sampled; it reached peak numbers at mid shore on the alga Ascophyllum nodosum L. (Le Jol). Monographs of the marine mollusks of the western Atlantic. Littorina littorea. 2011). It is suggested that the originally European species Littorina littorea was introduced to North Ameriea by Norse settlers about A.D. 1000. Mollusca. Wells H M, 1965. Biological Bulletin, 109:56-63. Marine Institute Ireland, 2009. Bulletin of the Essex Institute, 12:171-176. Records. http://www.sfestuary.org/projects/detail.php?projectID=19#. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 355(2):103-113. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T8F-4RNK45V-1&_user=10&_coverDate=02%2F22%2F2008&_rdoc=4&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_srch=doc-info(%23toc%235085%232008%23996449997%23679972%23FLA%23display%23Volume)&_cdi=5085&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=9&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=08fd4b866e0389e3874c884018b69eb2, Sharp G, 1998. Systematics and evolution of Littorina. complanata Harmer, 1920 Littorina littorea var. Blakeslee A M H, Byers J E, 2008. Carlton (ed. Note the eroded white apex. 1. Johnsonia. Phylum Mollusca: Molluscs, Family Littorinidae: Winkles. Hydrobiologia, 440:119-128. Phylogeography and historical ecology of the North Atlantic intertidal. Littorina and Fucus: effects of herbivores, substratum heterogeneity, and plant escapes during succession. On Atlantic coasts it is found from within the Arctic Circle to as far south as Lisbon in the east and Massachussets in the west. littorea is an introduced species. throughout the U.S. (Department of Marine Resources, State of Maine, personal communication to S Brawley, University of Maine, USA, 2. San Francisco Estuary Partnership, 2009. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 327:103-114. distribution of epibionts and their effects on the marine snail littorina littorea in northern new england by laura chelynne page b.s., wheaton college, il, 2003 Rózycki (1991) reported it from southern Spitzbergen. Littorina littorea at Ashby Spit, San Francisco Bay. Commercial designations; Production methods and fishing gears; Species distribution and habitat; Species description; Commercial designations. Blakeslee AMH; Byers JE, 2008. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342(1):109-121. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220981. Dataset Records; Danish benthic marine monitoring data … We investigated the size and density structure of genetically continuous periwinkle populations (Littorina littorea) on an exposed rocky and a sheltered sedimentary environment on two nearby islands in the south-eastern North Sea (German Bight). Growth, reproductive cycle and penis shedding of Littorina littorea in the Ria de Aveiro (north-west Portugal). Thorson G, 1946. balteata Dautzenberg & Durouchoux, 1912 Littorina littorea var. Littorina littorea was heterogeneously distributed both among sites and among tidal heights at a single site (site(site type) effect: df=7, 21, MS=8.23, F=4.41, P=0.0037; tidal height×site(site type) effect: df=21, 162, MS=1.91, F=10.47, P<0.0001). 6 (1), 38-42. St Andrews, New Brunswick: Huntsman Marine Science Center, 113-117. Differential snail predation by an exotic crab and the geography of shell-claw covariance in the northwest Atlantic. Ruiz. Its head has a pair of tentacles with basal eyes. In a series of experiments, Bertness (1984) found that Littorina littorea bulldozes sediment from hard substrate and prevents sediment accumulation and the development of an algal canopy, and consumes the shoots and rhizomes of the marsh cordgrass Spartina alterniflora. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Some Littorina littorea collected from Dumbarton Point, San Francisco Bay. Valentine PC; Carman MR; Blackwood DS; Heffron EJ, 2007. Human alterations of marine communities: Students beware!. On the occurrence of Littorina litorea on the coast of Nova Scotia. Littorina obtusata, also known commonly as the “smooth or flat periwinkle” or the “smooth littorine”, is a conspicuous resident of rocky intertidal communities here along the northwestern shores of the United States. 2009). Shell heights up to 12 mm have been recorded in San Francisco Bay, and up to 18 mm in the Atlantic Ocean. Live Marine Seafood and the Introduction of Non-native Species into California. ). 2007. Saranchova O L, Ushakova O O, Belyaeva D V, 2006. British prosobranch molluscs. Its subfossil distribution might be used in tracing the extent of Norse travel in this region. Pettitt C, 1975. J Anim Ecol 337 (1964): 413-432. However, there are no regulations in the State of Maine that enforce such inspections presently (Department of Marine Resources, State of Maine, personal communication to S Brawley, University of Maine, USA, December 2009), and the best strategy to change behaviour (e.g., type of packing materials) is probably for regulation to occur at the level of receiving states and countries. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. The common name of L. littorea in English is “the common periwinkle”. Datasheet report for Littorina littorea (common periwinkle) KEY : T = Text Section, M = Map, L = List Physical factors mediate effects of grazing by a non-indigenous snail species on saltmarsh cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) in New England marshes. Fish and Wildlife Service, San Francisco Bay Program, Sacramento CA. Using parasites to inform ecological theory: Comparisons among three congeneric marine snails in North America and Europe. Ganong WF, 1886. Ecological observations on the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. L. littorea occurs abundantly in intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats from the White Sea (Russia) to southern Portugal in the eastern Atlantic; this is its native range (Hawkins et al., 1992; Reid, 1996; Barroso et al., 2007). 106 (20), 8239-8244. http://www.pnas.org/ DOI:10.1073/pnas.0812300106. Buschbaum C, Buschbaum G, Schrey I, Thieltges D W, 2007. Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) ... Distribution. Littorina littorea feeds on diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. Davenport J; Davenport JL, 2005. Perez KO; Carlson RL; Shulman MJ; Ellis JC, 2009. Common periwinkles are native to the northeastern coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, including northern Spain, France, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Russia. Cadmium accumulation, distribution and metabolism in the gastropod Littorina littorea: the role of metal-binding proteins - Volume 67 Issue 3 - W. J. Langston, Mingjiang Zhou Pages 761-766 in: The Light and Smith Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon, J.T. On the proofs of a gradual rising of the land in certain parts of Sweden. Atlas of the Marine Fauna of Southern Spitzbergen, Gdansk. Since Littorina littorea produce larvae that spend 2-6 weeks drifting in the plankton, transport in ballast water from either eastern North America or Europe is also possible though less likely. Note the smoothly conical shell, with no shoulder where each whorl attaches to the preceding one. ), University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. It was introduced to these waters in the mid 19th century from Western Europe and rapidly spread along the Northeast coast. Crabs crush shells, and it is common to see L. littorea on the shore that have repaired their shells after escaping crab predation (e.g., Vermeij, 1982). Rapid diffusion of Littorina littorea on the New England coast. "The growth and distribution of Littorina littorea (L.) on a rocky shore in Wales." Littorina littorea var. Kraemer GP; Sellberg M; Gordon A; Main J, 2007. The small white patches are a coralline alga growing on the snail's shell. The heavy shell of L. littorea protects it from many predators but numerous birds, fishes, and crabs are major predators (Pettitt, 1975). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 292:41-50. Bean in Thorpe, 1844 Description (shell): Shell globular, rather thin, with three or four tumid, superficially smooth whorls; spire short, blunt, last whorl comprising >85 % of shell height.Sculpture of very fine spiral striae and prosocline growth lines, latter often more pronounced on last whorl. Introduced marine and estuarine mollusks of North America: an end-of-the-20th-century perspective. Littorina littorea: Occurrence in a northern Newfoundland beach terrace, predating Norse settlements. Page contents. 463 pp. American Naturalist 112(983): 23-39. conica Harmer, ... [The shell guide: shells from the world oceans, shape, distribution and systematics]. Brawley, S.H., J.A. 48 1-108. It has greatly altered New England intertidal communities by allowing slower growing algae to dominate over the faster growing algal species that it prefers (Lubchenco 1978). Marine Ecology Progress Series. Rapid diffusion of Littorina littorea on the New England coast. Malacologia, 47(1/2):397 pp. Northeastern Naturalist, 14(2):207-224. Global invasions of marine and estuarine habitats by non-indigenous species: Mechanisms, extent, and consequences. Department of Marine Resources. Thus, its physiology makes it unusually capable of being transported and established outside its native range, whether in rock ballast on ships that took ~ 21-60 days to reach Pictou in the nineteenth century (Brawley et al., 2009) or, presently, as a hitchhiker as other marine species are transported for aquaculture, food, or fishing bait from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The common periwinkle or winkle (Littorina littorea) is a species of small edible whelk or sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc that has gills and an operculum, and is classified within the family Littorinidae, the periwinkles. We think this is the likeliest explanation for the large populations (thousands of snails) found at Seal Beach in Southern California, at Dumbarton Point and possibly other sites in San Francisco Bay, and at Vancouver in British Columbia. As Wares and Blakeslee (2007) commented, scientists have regarded North American L. littorea as a classic puzzle over time. Over time, most scientists have considered, Molecular analyses strongly support introduction of, In summary, rock-ballasted ships from Great Britain/Ireland sailed to Pictou in the late 1700s/early 1800s in order to obtain timber for Great Britain, and these ships dumped their ballast onto the shore and into the harbor (, A key limiting factor to establishment after introduction is likely to be that the species is unisexual (male or female, see Reproductive Biology). ISBN 90-5210-409-3. Vadas Sr RL; Elner RW, 1992. Dorchester, England: The Dorset Press, 463 pp. It is also tolerant of brackish water. Periwinkle on all Coasts (Subareas VI and VII). 1978. The distribution of Littorina irrorata Say on a low-energy barrier beach on the northern Gulf of Mexico is described, and correlated with the presence of Spartina alterniflora and other plants in the upper intertidal zone. It grazes on a wide variety of algae, especially small, ephemeral species including diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 204:59-83. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data. Their functional anatomy and ecology. Menke KT, 1828. Maryland records of the gastropod, Littorina littorea, with a discussion of factors controlling its southern distribution. Littorina littorea feeds on diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. A report for the California Ocean Science Trust, Oakland, CA and the California Ocean Protection Council, Sacramento, CA. in a New England tide pool habitat. Methodology/Principal Findings. Carlton JT, 1996. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(20): 8239-8244. 1001 pp. Littorina littorea feeds on diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. Sub-kingdom Mollusca. The Light and Smith manual. In the Atlantic, Littorina littorea is found on both open coast and estuary habitats from the upper intertidal zone to about 40 meters deep, and can tolerate salinities down to around 13 ppt. American Journal of Science, Series 3. Dataset Records; Danish benthic marine monitoring data … Both species range from Alaska to Baja California. Littorina obtusata are adapted to a broad range of temperatures throughout the intertidal regions of the North Atlantic. 251. Abstract. Littorina littorea Common name(s): Common Periwinkle Common Periwinkles are small snails found on rocky shores. Buschbaum C; Buschbaum G; Schrey I; Thieltges DW, 2007. Edgell TC; Rochette R, 2008. Cainozoic Research, 1:3-12. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1-33. Murphy DT, 1979. Washington: Deception Pass [first collected in 1937]: 12 live and 4 dead collected in 1937, 6 live and 2 dead collected in 1949. The zonation patterns of Littorina obtusata (L.) and Littorina mariae Sacchi et Rastelli were shown to be quite distinct on a sheltered rocky shore.L. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data. Biological Invasions, 9(6):737-750. http://www.springerlink.com/content/7jk8k72622456598/?p=90d9db51ce5547e18ef85ee971c0decf&pi=10. Olsen 2009. The Veliger, 11:283-284. CABI Data Mining, 2001. Williams, E.E. When in doubt (e.g., with immature specimens), molecular techniques will separate L. littorina from other species (Reid et al., 1996). Journal of Ecology, 42:14-45. by John, D. M. \Hawkins, S. J. Ecology. Kanwisher JW, 1955. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 168(2):223-238. What finally leads to successful invasion of. Reid D G, 1996. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. http://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/Littorinalittorea.htm. Tirion: Baarn, The Netherlands. Littorina littorea are oviparous and reproduce annually. Note the thick shell, and the thick, white lip of the aperture. Proceedings and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Series 3, 4:53-60. L. littorea can survive a wide range of air and water temperatures, is tolerant of brackish water, can withstand brief anoxic periods, and feeds under both damp emersed and immersed conditions in the intertidal zone (see Physiology). Department of Marine Resources State of Maine, 2009. Reid (1996) gives the mature shell height of L. littorea as 10.6-52.8 mm. However, it is possible to describe several general patterns of variati… growth rates Table 3. 3. by Bertness, M. D. \Gaines, S. D. \Hay, M. E.]. Life between tide-marks in North America. However, Littorina littorea from the Canadian Maritimes or possibly New England are also sold as live seafood in markets in California and British Columbia, and can also be ordered online and shipped directly to consumers (Cohen 2012). Littorina littorea (Linné, 1758) Images from the web. The NBN Gateway - Littorina littorea has a distribution map over the UK and Ireland. Littorina littorea is a mollusc which is often distributed on rocky coasts, from the upper shore into the sub-littoral. littorea until the late 1830s, and still fewer authors included L. squalida from the Pacific within L. littorea during part of the 1800s. Barroso CM; Gonçalves C; Moreira MH, 2007. Stephenson TA; Stephenson A, 1954. Shell size distribution patterns of marine gastropod populations may vary considerably across different environments. The prosobranch molluscs of Britain and Denmark. Euryaline, 0-28 tolerated. The Light and Smith manual. Using parasites to inform ecological theory: Comparisons among three congeneric marine snails in North America and Europe. Carlton. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, DFO Science Stock Status Report, C3-46. L. littorea is found both on rock surfaces and macrophytes (e.g., Fucus vesiculosus, F. serratus, Saccharina latissima, Ascophyllum nodosum,S Brawley, University of Maine, USA, personal communication, 2009) in both the northeastern and northwestern Atlantic. Invasion of coastal marine communities in North America: apparent patterns, processes and biases. Dorchester, England, UK: The Dorset Press. Wares JP; Goldwater DS; Kong BY; Cunningham CW, 2002. Verrill A E, 1880. Quick facts. Fretter V; Graham A, 1962. Leifsdóttir ÓE; Símonarson LA, 2002. Image not available. Whether Littorina littorea is native to eastern North America has been debated in numerous papers since the late 1800s, but recent work makes a compelling case that Littorina littorea invaded North America in the late 1700s or early 1800s, traveling from the United Kingdom or Ireland to Nova Scotia, probably in rocks used as ballast (Blakeslee & Byers 2008; Brawley et al. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science, 1:88-90. Littorina littorea feeds on diatoms, Enteromorpha, Ulva and Porphyra. As an invasive species in the northwestern Atlantic, L. littorea occurs from Red Bay, Labrador, to Lewes, Delaware (Reid, 1996; Brawley et al., 2009), where it is abundant on rocky shores, cobbled beaches, salt marshes, and in shallow subtidal areas (Stephenson and Stephenson, 1954; Vadas and Elner, 1992). L. obtusata). Nevertheless, the results of our study and Sokolova & Pörtner’s (2003) investigation suggest that global climate change has the potential to substantially change distribution patterns in this species (Stillman & Somero, 2000). There are many theories regarding their presence alo… Factors contributing to spatial heterogeneity in the abundance of the common periwinkle Littorina littorea (L.). Littorina littorea are oviparous and reproduce … References - Clay 1961; Bertness 1984 Thus, 200 rocky shores and 20 soft bottom estuarine shores, (where rocky shore was … American Naturalist, 20:931-940. Science, 134:393-394. Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions, Richmond, CA. Barroso C M, Gonçalves C, Moreira M H, 2007. Reid (1996) remarks that a few authors, perhaps even Linneaus, included L. saxatilis within their concept of T. littoreus/L. L. obtusata is much more affected by C. maenas predation than L. littorea in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, which Edgell and Rochette (2008) suggested was due to the prior evolution of predator-resistance by L. littorea in Europe, before its introduction to North America. Littorina littorea, native or introduced? The Exotics Guide: Non-native Marine Species of the North American Pacific Coast. Refuting a controversial claim of a human-mediated marine species introduction. The period that the larva (trochophore through veliger) spends in the plankton before metamorphosis and settlement is about 4-7 weeks (, In the twentieth century, local introductions of, One of the most important demonstrations of the ecological effects of, A fishery for periwinkles has existed for centuries in parts of Europe (e.g., Scotland and Ireland). Carlton JT, 2007. The mechanisms by which these wide distributio are achieved differ be- S. Behre Yamada: Geographic variation in Littorina spp. http://www.ukmarinesac.org.uk/activities/bait-collection/bc9_3.htm. Clarke AH, 1971. The post-Pliocene geology of Canada. Littorina removal. Introduced marine and estuarine mollusks of North America: an end-of-the-20th-century perspective. Taxonomy: Predation by the nonindigenous Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus on macroalgae and molluscs. Wares JP; Blakeslee AMH, 2007. The gradual dispersion of certain Mollusks in New England. Establishment failure in biological invasions: a case history of Littorina littorea in California, USA. Littorina littorea are oviparous and reproduce … Whether Littorina littorea is native to eastern North America has been debated in numerous papers since the late 1800s, but recent work makes a compelling case that Littorina littorea invaded North America in the late 1700s or early 1800s, traveling from the United Kingdom or Ireland to Nova Scotia, probably in rocks used as ballast (Blakeslee & Byers 2008; Brawley et al.2009). The shell is an oblong-turbinate gastropod shell with a large body whorl and pointed spire; sutures and additional whorls are not very prominent except in young snails. Part 5-Marine Littorinacea. Have you ever seen these little snails on the rocks or in a tide pool? It is also tolerant of brackish water. ICES Journal of Marine Science [5th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions: Integrating Knowledge for Managing Impacts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 21-24 May 2007. 1996. Littorina littorea often occurs in the seaweed used to pack shipments of New England bait worms and lobsters, and is also sold as live seafood in Asian food markets in California. It is primarily found in salt marshes and in the high intertidal zone on wave-exposed rocky shores; it is rarely found on protected rocky shores. In the Pacific, L. squalida, which is considered to be L. littorea’s sister species (Reid, 1996), has a similar shell shape, but L. littorea’s shell is a little narrower and less incised. Bourdeau PE; O'Connor JN, 2003. There have been more than 14,000 observations made available as a dataset at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility - Littorina littorea, which can be explored. Littorina littorea in California (San Francisco and Trinity Bays). Here, we examined the tolerance of Littorina littorea, L. obtusata, and L. saxatilis marine snails for exposure to extreme temperatures. Byers, W.T. (Littorina littorea) Background The common periwinkle (Littorina littorea) is widely distributed in the North Atlantic. Within the period of available records (1950-2008), the periwinkle harvest in Maine expanded beginning about 1981, and achieved its highest landings and value in 1989 (3,827,560 pounds valued at $1, 343,318). Huxham M; Raffaelli D; Pike A, 1993. Wagner FJE, 1977. Lyell C, 1835. Plant species diversity in a marine intertidal community: importance of herbivore food preference and algal competitive abilities. Ruiz GM; Fofonoff PW; Carlton JT; Wonham MJ; Hines AH, 2000. Journal of Conchology, 28:343-357. On all British coasts, Dutch coast and Helgoland, though rare or absent in Isles of Scilly and Channel Isles (Distr. Buschbaum C, 2000. Hanna GD, 1966. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1835(1):1-38. It is an exotic species from Europe that was introduced accidentally to Nova Scotia around 1857. Larger collections (≈160 at Ashby Spit (Point Emery) in 2007-10; many thousands collected at Dumbarton Point between 2002 and 2011) seem likely to be due to intentional releases of seafood snails rather than discarding of baitworm seaweed. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 33-60. Ruiz GM; Carlton JT; Grosholz ED; Hines AH, 1997. Littorina littorea is a mollusc which is often distributed on rocky coasts, from the upper shore into the sub-littoral. Verrill AE, 1880. 28 Distribution of Littorina saxatilis the west of Whitstable town (Figs. Ecology 65(2): 370-381. Its range has slowly spread south, displacing some other small snails. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. On the occurrence of Littorina litorea on the coast of Nova Scotia. How to use genetic data to distinguish between natural and human-mediated introduction of Littorina littorea to North America. Johnson, J.E. In: Occasonial Papers of the California Academy of Sciences. 1992. and Palmaria spp. California: San Francisco Bay [first collected in 1968]: Various collections of small numbers (1 collected at Berkeley in 1968 and another in 2003, 6 collected at Selby in 1976-77, 1 collected at Hunter’s Point in 1995, 1 collected at Coast Guard Island in 2001, 1 collected at Oakland in 2004, 1 collected on the breakwater at the Alameda Naval Air station in 2010) probably arrived in discarded seaweed used to pack marine baitworms from Maine. Northeastern Naturalist, 10:319-334. Littorina littorea on the Maine coast, USA, where they are invasive and the most numerous intertidal herbivore. Behrens-Yamada SB; Mansour RA, 1987. Lyell (1835) applied the name L. littorea to fossil specimens of L. littorea, and most subsequent authors applied this name to fossil and modern representatives of L. littorea with the same concept of the species as we use today. Wallingford, UK: CABI, CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Molecular Ecology, 17(16):3684-3696. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/120779938/HTMLSTART. Collections include the following: Genetic evidence suggests that San Francisco Bay (Dumbarton Point and Ashby Spit) and Anaheim Bay Littorina littorea arrived from eastern North America rather than Europe (Chang et al. The name Littorina littorea was in common use among scientists by the 1830s-1840s, but the species was originally described by Linnaeus (1758) as Turbo littoreus. ISBN 90-5210-409-3. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. The growth and distribution of Littorina littorea (L.) on a rocky shore in Wales. Bertness described the possibility of a positive feedback process, in which predominantly soft-bottom habitats are colonized by Littorina littorea, which reduce sediment cover and expose hard substrates, leading to greater recruitment of Littorina littorea (which prefer hard substrate) thereby increasing the rate of sediment loss; and he suggested that the snail's invasion had reduced the extent of soft-bottom and saltmarsh habitats in northeastern North America. Habitat and community modification by an introduced herbivorous snail. http://www.cobscook.org/cobscookBay/soundings/art10-per.htm. Meddelelser fra Kommissionen for Danmarks Fiskeri- og Havundersøgelser, Serie Plankton, 4. Lubchenco J, 1983. Biol. Ganong WF, 1887. In favorable habitats, it reaches densities of up to 200-800 individuals per square meter. Reid, D.G. Journal of Animal Ecology, 33:413-432. Littorina littorea collected from Ashby Spit, San Francisco Bay. Tyrrell MC; Dionne M; Edgerly JA, 2008. A comparative study of the freezing tolerances of the marine snails Littorina littorea (L.) and Nassarius obsoletus (Say). Striped specimen of Littorina littorea at Foster City, San Francisco Bay, with patches of coralline algae. Littorina subrotunda is found from Alaska to Humboldt Bay, grows up to 12 mm high, and is highly variable in shell shape, surface texture and color (including black, white, orange and banded forms). Shell size distribution patterns of marine gastropod populations may vary considerably across different environments. Littorina plena and Littorina scutulata grow to only 18-19 mm high, have mainly dark or black shells, often with a checkered pattern, with a black or purple-black operculum and a dark or black inner edge on the aperture, and have a narrower profile than Littorina littorea. Ecology, 64:1116-1123. In: Plant-Animal interactions in the marine benthos [ed. The importing of baitworms from Maine appears to have started in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1960s, and in southern California possibly as early as the 1950s. We suspect that most of the collections of small numbers of Littorina littorea in these areas were due to this trade. Solving cryptogenic histories using host and parasite molecular genetics: the resolution of Littorina littorea's North American origin. ... Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758), Common periwinkle; Littorina mandshurica (Schrenk, 1861) The most obvious difference between the top and bottom of the transect was that at the top the stones were several layers deep with no areas of exposed sand, whereas at the seaward limit there was rarely more than one layer of stones but many areas of uncovered sand. Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758) ... Distribution. Proceedings of the Maritime Atlantic ecozone science workshop [ed. DMR Regulations Chapter 13 (amended, July 20, 2009) Whelks and periwinkles. 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