Austrolittorina antipodum

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Blue banded periwinkle
Littorina unifasciata antipodum.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Subfamily: Littorininae
Genus: Austrolittorina
Species: A. antipodum
Binomial name
Austrolittorina antipodum
Philippi, 1847
Synonyms
  • Echinolittorina antipodum (Philippi, 1847)
  • Littorina antipodum Philippi, 1847
  • Littorina mauritiana Suter, 1913
  • Melarhaphe oliveri Finlay, 1930[1]
  • Littorina unifasciata antipodum Rosewater, 1970

Austrolittorina antipodum (Philippi, 1847), known as the banded periwinkle[2] is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles, found in New Zealand.[3]

Distribution

This subspecies occurs in New Zealand[4]

Austrolittorina antipodum apertural view

References

  1. ^ Finlay H. J. 1930. Additions to the Recent Molluscan Fauna of New Zealand. No. 3. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Volume 61, page 222-247.
  2. ^ Wassilieff, Maggy (2009-03-02). "Coastal shoreline - The rocky coast – upper shore". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  3. ^ Reid, D. G.; Williams, S. T. (2004). "The subfamily Littorininae (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in the temperate Southern Hemisphere: The genera Nodilittorina, Austrolittorina and Afrolittorina". Records of the Australian Museum. 56: 75. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1393. 
  4. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1

Sources

  • Reid, D.G. & Williams, S.T. (2004) The subfamily Littorininae (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in the temperate Southern Hemisphere: the genera Nodilittorina, Austrolittorina and Afrolittorina. Records of the Australian Museum 56: 75122
  • WoRMS (2010). Austrolittorina antipodum (Philippi, 1847). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446839 on 2010-06-05


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