littorina definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having dense spiral shells, abundant between tides on the majority of rugged seacoasts. They prey on seaweeds. The most popular periwinkle is a well-known example. See periwinkle.
    • The Standard genus of Littorinidæ.
    • type genus associated with household Littorinidae: periwinkles

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