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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
  Clusterwinks or Periwinkle Shells
Family Littorinidae

These are the most common shells on the supralittoral hard substrates, feeding on algae and lichens. The two most common genera, are Littoraria and Nodilittorina. Nodilittorina can tolerate a greater degree of heat and exposure, and can thus always be found higher up on the rocks compared to Littoraria. In temperate countries, periwinkles are sometimes cooked in soup.

Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Rock Littoraria
Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Mangrove Littoraria
Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Rock Nodilittorina
Shore environment
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre