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Littorina obtusata (yellow periwinkle)

Synonyms: Litorina arctica; Litorina ioides; Litorina obtusata; Litorina obtusata var. fasciata; Litorina obtusata var. unicolor; Litorina obtusata var. zonata; Littorelaea pultneyii; Littorina arctica; Littorina arctica var. angulata; Littorina arctica var. eliator; Littorina groenlandica var. laevior; Littorina obtusata f. elatiorangulata; Littorina obtusata f. globosa; Littorina obtusata f. magnei; Littorina obtusata f. torquata; Littorina obtusata var. aestuarii; Littorina obtusata var. albida; Littorina obtusata var. ambigua; Littorina obtusata var. arctica; Littorina obtusata var. aurantia; Littorina obtusata var. balteata; Littorina obtusata var. castanea; Littorina obtusata var. citrina; Littorina obtusata var. lineolata; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. albescens; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. alternata; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. fusca; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. inversicolor; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. olivacea; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. rhabdota; Littorina obtusata var. littoralis var. rubens; Littorina obtusata var. lutea; Littorina obtusata var. orana; Littorina obtusata var. ornata; Littorina obtusata var. palliata; Littorina obtusata var. pulchra; Littorina obtusata var. tessellata; Littorina obtusata var. virescens; Littorina palliata var. auricularia; Littorina palliata var. carinata; Littorina preconica; Littorina tenebrosa f. elatiorcrassa; Littorina tenebrosa var. obtusataea; Turbo neritiformis; Turbo obtusatus; Turbo palliatus; Turbo retusus

Wikipedia Abstract

Littorina obtusata, common name the flat periwinkle, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Beast Cliff – Whitby (Robin Hood`s Bay) 643 England, United Kingdom  
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Chesil and the Fleet 4032 England, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Durness 2997 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh 2614 Wales, United Kingdom  
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast 1147 Wales, United Kingdom  
Great Orme`s Head/ Pen y Gogarth 748 Wales, United Kingdom  
Isle of May 882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Wight Downs 1141 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Loch Laxford 3018 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch nam Madadh 5734 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh Reefs 5883 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Oldshoremore and Sandwood 1096 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Papa Stour 5132 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sanday 27112 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
South Devon Shore Dock 843 England, United Kingdom  
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
South-East Islay Skerries 3702 Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
Thanet Coast 6928 England, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The Vadills 154 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Treshnish Isles 4850 Scotland, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  
Yell Sound Coast 3807 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Ascophyllum nodosum (egg wrack)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Green sea urchin)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Austrobilharzia variglandis[2]
Cercaria islandica <Unverified Name>[2]
Cercaria littorinae <Unverified Name>[2]
Cercaria parvicaudata <Unverified Name>[2]
Cryptocotyle lingua[2]
Himasthla militaris[2]
Himasthla quissentensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Lepocreadium setiferoides[2]
Maritrema arenaria[2]
Microphallus piriformes <Unverified Name>[2]
Microphallus pseudopygmaeus <Unverified Name>[2]
Microphallus pygmaeus[2]
Microphallus similis[2]
Microphallus triangulatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Notocotylus cercaria <Unverified Name>[2]
Paramonostomum chabaudi[2]
Parapronocephalum symmetricum <Unverified Name>[2]
Parvatrema homoeotecnum[2]
Podocotyle atomon[2]
Zoogonus lasius[2]

Distribution

North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Gofas S., 2004-12-21, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1The Comparative Ecology if the Flat Periwinkles, Littorina obtusata (L.) and L. mariae Sacchi et Rastelli, Gray A. Williams, Field Studies 7 (1990), 469-482 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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