Littorinidae


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Littorinidae

[‚lid·ə′rin·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The periwinkles, a family of marine gastropod mollusks in the order Pectinibranchia distinguished by their spiral, globular shells.
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The observation that the euspermatozoa become associated with the internal lining of the seminal vesicle is the first time that this type of organization has been described in the Littorinidae.
peruviana is similar to that observed in other species of Littorinidae (Reid, 1989) and other mesogastropoda (Fretter).
It is also important to carry out histological studies on other genera to ascertain the presence of this glandular complex, and determine what types of secretion are producing other representatives of the Littorinidae.
Evaporative water loss, behavior during emergence, and upper thermal tolerance limits in seven species of eulittoral-fringe Littorinidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Jamaica.
Paraspermatogenesis in Littoraria (Palustorina) articulate, with reference to other Littorinidae (Littorinoidea, Caenogastropoda).
The time taken to transfer sperm between storage organs is not known for the Littorinidae, but Martel et al.
Indeed Reid (1990) has noted that the family Littorinidae is fairly conservative in the types of shell morphology it exhibits relative to other gastropod families.