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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Littorinidae 

Littorina (Littorina) brevicula (Philippi, 1844)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Littorina manschurica auct
   Littorina brevicula auct
   Tectarius breviculus auct
   Litorina brevicula auct
   Turbo (Litorina) breviculus Philippi, 1844
   Littorina balteata Reeve, 1857
   Littorina souverbiana Crosse, 1862
   Littorina heterospiralis Grabau and King, 1928

Common Name

Tama-kibi G763 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G763]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereSouth Korea
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereSouth Korea
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereNorth Korea
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereChina (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereJapan (N)


depth: intertidal [ {Rosew1970x05} ]
feeds on: on macroalgae [ Observed feeding on seaweeds {Reid1996x32}. ]
habitat: rocky shore [ rocky coasts {Rosew1970x05}. ]
larvae/young: oviparous [ {Rosew1970x05} ]
spawn/eggs: egg capsules pelagic [ plano-convex in shape {Rosew1970x05}. ]


 Dudgeon, D. & Yipp, M.W. 1986. p.795 Biology and ecology
 Reid, D.G. 1996. p.128 [ includes synonymy ]  General reference
 Rosewater, J. 1970. p.433 General reference
 Son, M.H. and Hong, S.Y. 1998. p.215-223 Biology and ecology
 Takada, Y. 1992. p.277 Biology and ecology
 Tatarenkov, A.N. 1992. p.25-30 Biology and ecology
 Yipp, M.W. 1986. p.1041 Biology and ecology


                            Littorina Férussac, 1822
                              Littorina (Littorina) Férussac, 1822
                                Littorina (Littorina) brevicula (Philippi, 1844)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=34800) created by Shannon Reid on 2000-12-13. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.