BIOTIC Species Information for Paludinella litorina
Researched byNicola White Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDennis R. Seaward
Scientific namePaludinella litorina Common nameLagoon snail
MCS CodeW405 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassProsobranchia OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyAssimineidae
GenusPaludinella Specieslitorina

Additional InformationThe pulmonate Otina ovata is a frequent associate of Paludinella litorina, in caves etc. In shingle it often occurs with the pulmonates Ovatella myosotis and (slightly lower on the shore) Leucophytia bidentata, and the prosobranch Truncatella subcylindrica. The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Barnes, 1994, Light & Killeen, 1997, Fretter & Graham, 1978, Taylor, 1996, Ponder & Lindberg, 1997,
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