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Taxonomic Details for Littoraria irrorata

Systematic Resumé:
SpeciesLittoraria irrorata
Common Name: marsh periwinkle
Authority: (Say, 1822)
ITIS TSN: 567804   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Salinity Zone: Brackish water, Salinity Zone: Marine
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

GCE Data Sets:

INV-GCEM-2204a (Survey of adult and juvenile periwinkle snail (Littoraria irrorata) density in mid-marsh and creekbank plots at GCE LTER study sites in October 2021.)

INV-GCES-2105a (Long-term adult and juvenile periwinkle snail (Littoraria irrorate) density in mid-marsh and creekbank plots from the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Fall Monitoring Program)

PLT-GCEM-1801c (Disturbance to monitoring plots at Altamaha River Plant Transition Sites SCSA, ZSC1, and ZSC2 from 2013 to 2021.)

PLT-IRMA-2002a (Quarterly disturbance observations to three GCE LTER permanent monitoring plots (7,8,9) and three Altamaha River plant transition sites (SCSA,ZSC1,ZSC2) following hurricane Irma from October 2017 through October 2018.)

PLT-GCEM-1801 (Disturbance to permanent monitoring plots at GCE sites 1-10, from 2001 to 2021.)

(view all 61 relevant data sets in the GCE Data Catalog)

Littoraria irrorata
Littoraria juveniles recruit to curled leaves of Spartina and are found here until they are around 5 mm in length. Photo Steven Pennings

Littoraria irrorata
Littoraria on Spartina alterniflora, Sapelo Island 2016. Photo Steven Pennings


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.