An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Periwinkles and Chink shells (Superfamily Littorinoidea) - Marine Snail Images
Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Littorinoidea (Superfamily) >  Littorinidae (Family)  - Periwinkles and Chink shells

Lacuna crassior (Montagu, 1803)
- Thick chink shell or Lacuna

Lacuna pallidula (da Costa, 1778)
- Pallid chink shell or Pale lacuna

Lacuna parva (da Costa, 1778)
- Least or Globular chink shell or Tiny lacuna

Lacuna vincta (Montagu, 1803) - Banded chink shell

Littorina compressa Jeffreys, 1865
- Black-lined Periwinkle

Littorina fabalis (Turton, 1825) - Flat Periwinkle
Littorina littorea (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Common Periwinkle / Edible Winkle

Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Flat or Yellow Periwinkle

Littorina saxatilis (Olivi, 1792) s.s. - Rough Periwinkle
Littorina saxatilis agg. (Olivi, 1792) - Rough Periwinkle

Melarhaphe neritoides (Linnaeus, 1758) - Small Periwinkle

Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Littorinimorpha (Order) > Littorinoidea (Superfamily) > Skeneopsidae (Family)

Skeneopsis planorbis (Fabricius O., 1780) - Flat Skenea


Other members of the Littorinoidea.
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Littorinoidea (Superfamily) > Littorinidae (Family) > Littorininae (Subfamily)

Echinolittorina punctata (Gmelin, 1791)
- A Periwinkle (Spain)

Littorina scutulata Gould, 1849
- Checkered periwinkle (Washington, USA)



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