WoRMS taxon details

Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)

140263  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140263)

accepted
Species
Turbo obtusatus Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
Subspecies Littorina obtusata littoralis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Forma Littorina obtusata f. elatiorangulata Middendorff, 1849 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Forma Littorina obtusata f. globosa Middendorff, 1849 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Forma Littorina obtusata f. magnei Sacchi, 1961 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Forma Littorina obtusata f. torquata Sacchi, 1963 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. aestuarii Jeffreys, 1869 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. aestuarii (Jeffreys, 1869) accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. albida Schlesch, 1930 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. ambigua Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. arctica (Moller, 1842) accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. aurantia Dautzenberg, 1893 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. balteata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. castanea Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. citrina Dautzenberg, 1893 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. compacta Jeffreys, 1865 accepted as Littorina fabalis (W. Turton, 1825) (dubious syn.)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. lineolata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. lutea Dautzenberg & P. Fischer, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. orana Norman, 1888 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. ornata Jeffreys, 1865 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. palliata (Say, 1822) accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. picta Menke, 1845 accepted as Littorina fabalis (W. Turton, 1825) (synonym)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. pulchra Schlesch, 1930 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. tessellata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variety Littorina obtusata var. virescens Schlesch, 1930 accepted as Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)
marine
(ofTurbo obtusatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 761 [details]   
Distribution Range: 74°N to 39°N; 74°W to 0°W. Distribution: Greenland; Greenland: West Greenland; Canada; Canada: Labrador, Quebec, New...  
Distribution Range: 74°N to 39°N; 74°W to 0°W. Distribution: Greenland; Greenland: West Greenland; Canada; Canada: Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick; USA: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey [details]

Taxonomy This Littorina obtusata complex contains L. obtusata, L. mariae and L. palliata Say, 1821  
Taxonomy This Littorina obtusata complex contains L. obtusata, L. mariae and L. palliata Say, 1821 [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Littorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140263 on 2018-06-25
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original description  (ofTurbo obtusatus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 761 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina obtusata var. aestuarii (Jeffreys, 1869)) Jeffreys, J. G. (1862-1869). British Conchology. Vol. 1: pp. CXIV + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864] Il frontrespizio reca la data 1863 ma in effetti pubblicato nel 1864. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): vol. 5, p. 205-206; pl. 101 fig. 8 [details]   

original description  (ofLitorina obtusata var. fasciata Menke, 1845) Menke K.T. (1845). Übersicht der Mollusken der deutschen Nordsee. Zeitschrift für Malakozoologie. March 1845: 33-43; April 1845: 49-60., available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=8aU-AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA43
page(s): 56-58 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina obtusata var. ornata Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys, J. G. (1862-1869). British Conchology. Vol. 1: pp. CXIV + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864] Il frontrespizio reca la data 1863 ma in effetti pubblicato nel 1864. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): vol. 3, p. 357-358 [1865]; vol. 5; pl. 65 fig. 5a [1869] [details]   

original description  (ofTurbo neritiformis Brown, 1827) Brown, T. (1827). Illustrations of the conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London. 144 pp., 52 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127868
page(s): pl. 46 fig. 24 [details]   

original description  (ofTurbo retusus Lamarck, 1822) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1822). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome septième. Paris: published by the Author, 711 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47433
page(s): 48-49 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina arctica (Møller, 1842)) Möller H.P.C. (1842). Index Molluscorum Groenlandiae. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift [Copenhagen] 4: 76-97., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/19563#page/84/mode/1up
page(s): 82 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina arctica var. angulata M. Sars, 1851) Sars, M. (1851). Beretning om en i Sommeren 1849 foretagen zoologisk Reise i Lofoten og Finmarken [1850 date used in Hydrozoa, 1851 in Polychaeta & others]. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 6: 121-211., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/33948#page/129/mode/1up
page(s): 181 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofLittorina groenlandica var. laevior Mörch, 1857) Mørch O. A. (1857). Fortegnelse over Grønlands Bløddyr. [in] Rink, Grønland geographisk og statistik beskrivet. Kjøbenhavn, Louis Klein : 75-100, available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=lGUwAQAAMAAJ
page(s): 80 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina peconica Smith S., 1860) Smith S. (1860). On the Mollusca of Peconic and Gardiner's Bays, Long Island, New York. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York 7: 147-168
page(s): 9-10 [details]   

original description  (ofNerita littoralis Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 777 [details]   

original description  (ofLittorina arctica var. elatior Sars M., 1851) Sars, M. (1851). Beretning om en i Sommeren 1849 foretagen zoologisk Reise i Lofoten og Finmarken [1850 date used in Hydrozoa, 1851 in Polychaeta & others]. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne. 6: 121-211., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/33948#page/129/mode/1up
page(s): 181 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

additional source Reid, D. G. (1989). The comparative morphology, phylogeny and evolution of the gastropod family Littorinidae. Philosophical Transactions of the RoyalSociety of London, Series B. 324: 1-110. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofTurbo obtusatus Linnaeus, 1758) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina palliata (Say, 1821)) Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina obtusata var. aestuarii (Jeffreys, 1869)) BODC. (2009). Species list from the British Oceanographic Data Centre.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina obtusata var. arctica (Moller, 1842)) BODC. (2009). Species list from the British Oceanographic Data Centre.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina obtusata var. palliata (Say, 1822)) BODC. (2009). Species list from the British Oceanographic Data Centre.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofTurbo retusus Lamarck, 1822) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLitorina obtusata var. zonata Menke, 1845) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLitorina obtusata (Linnaeus, 1758)) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

additional source  (ofLitorina ioides Menke, 1845) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorelaea pultneyii Leach in Gray, 1847) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata f. globosa Middendorff, 1849) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata f. elatiorangulata Middendorff, 1849) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina tenebrosa f. elatiorcrassa Middendorff, 1849) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina tenebrosa var. obtusataea Middendorff, 1849) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. ornata Jeffreys, 1865) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. aestuarii Jeffreys, 1869) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. orana Norman, 1888) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. citrina Dautzenberg, 1893) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. aurantia Dautzenberg, 1893) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. balteata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. castanea Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. lutea Dautzenberg & P. Fischer, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. ambigua Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. lineolata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. tessellata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. rubens Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. fusca Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. olivacea Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. alternata Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. inversicolor Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. rhabdota Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1915) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina palliata var. carinata Schlesch, 1916) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina palliata var. auricularia Schlesch, 1916) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata littoralis var. albescens Dautzenberg & P. Fisher, 1925) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. virescens Schlesch, 1930) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. albida Schlesch, 1930) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata var. pulchra Schlesch, 1930) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata f. magnei Sacchi, 1961) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina obtusata f. torquata Sacchi, 1963) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina aestuarii Jeffreys, 1865) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina peconica Smith S., 1860) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofNerita littoralis Linnaeus, 1758) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

basis of record  (ofLittorina arctica var. elatior Sars M., 1851) Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina groenlandica var. laevior Mörch, 1857) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina preconica S. Smith, 1860) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina arctica var. angulata M. Sars, 1851) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina arctica (Møller, 1842)) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLittorina arctica var. eliator M. Sars, 1851) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofTurbo palliatus Say, 1822) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofTurbo neritiformis Brown, 1827) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofNerita litoralis W. Turton, 1819) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLitorina arctica Møller, 1842) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLitorina obtusata var. unicolor Menke, 1845) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLitorina obtusata var. fasciata Menke, 1845) Reid, D.G. (1996). Systematics and evolution of Littorina. The Ray Society. 463p. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Dimensions maximum size of 15 mm  [details]

Distribution Range: 74°N to 39°N; 74°W to 0°W. Distribution: Greenland; Greenland: West Greenland; Canada; Canada: Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick; USA: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey [details]

Habitat intertidal, bathyal, infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Taxonomy This Littorina obtusata complex contains L. obtusata, L. mariae and L. palliata Say, 1821 [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish butspiret strandsnegl  [details]
Dutch stompe alikruik  [details]
English yellow periwinkleflat periwinkle  [details]
French littorine tronquéelittorine jaunebigorneau obtusbigorneau jeune  [details]
German stumpfkegelige Uferschneckestumpfe Strandschnecke  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål buttstrandsnegl  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk buttstrandsnigel  [details]
Spanish bígaro chato  [details]
Swedish trubbig strandsnäcka  [details]