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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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).
Read (1965, 1966) reported four shellless specimens of Littorina littorea (family Littorinidae) in the eelgrass beds of The Salt Pond in Bluehill, ME.