BIOTIC Species Information for Littorina saxatilis
Researched byChris Chance Data supplied byMarineEcoSol
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameLittorina saxatilis Common nameRough periwinkle
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
Subclass OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyLittorinidae
GenusLittorina Speciessaxatilis

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Graham, 1988, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward et al., 1996, Reid, 1996,
General Biology
Growth formNot relevant
Feeding methodField unresearched
Mobility/MovementInsufficient information
Environmental positionNot researched
Typical food typesNot researched HabitNot researched
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityNot researched
FragilityNot researched Size
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyNot researched
SociabilityInsufficient information
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Johannesson & Johannesson, 1995,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
MigratoryNot researched   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesField not researched
Physiographic preferencesField unresearched
Biological zoneField unresearched
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityField unresearched
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Graham, 1988, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward et al., 1996, Reid, 1996,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive LocationBrood chamber / Pouch
Reproductive frequencyInsufficient information Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information Fecundity20-140
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNone Larval settlement periodNo larval dispersal
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Johannesson & Johannesson, 1995, Johannesson, 1988, Cruz et al., 1998, Robertson, 1979,
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