BIOTIC Species Information for Paludinella litorina
Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDennis R. Seaward
General Biology
Growth formGlobose
Feeding methodSub-surface deposit feeder
Surface deposit feeder
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Typical food typesNo text entered HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityRobust SizeVery small(<1cm)
HeightMax. 2 mm Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential>10km DependencyIndependent
General Biology Additional InformationVery little data on biology found. The animal crawls by alternately extending the front and rear halves of the foot forward, producing a shuffling gait. The foot is short and rounded. It is found at low to moderate densities in narrow, linear habitats
Biology References Light & Killeen, 1997, Fretter & Graham, 1978,
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