family Littorinidae


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Noun1.family Littorinidae - periwinkles
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
genus Littorina, Littorina - type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles
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The comparative morphology, phylogeny and evolution of the gastropod family Littorinidae.
In spite of the fact that the family Littorinidae is one of the most highly studied within the Caenogastropoda, studies describing the histological organization of the gonad, the reproductive system, and the body of littorinids from the southern hemisphere are scarce, and relevant information is limited.
Snails in the family Littorinidae are important herbivores in mid-and high-shore intertidal communities around the world (McQuaid, 1996a, b; Reid, 1996), and often exert control over macroalgal and microalgal communities (Castenholz, 1961; Hawkins and Hartnoll, 1983; Norton et al, 1990; Hidalgo et al, 2008).