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Periwinkle

Littorinoidea Children 1834

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Littorinoidea (Periwinkle) is a superfamily of snails. There are 558 species of Periwinkle, in 60 genera and 5 families. This superfamily has been around since the lopingian epoch. It includes groups like Zerotulidae, Skeneopsidae, and Periwinkles. Dead Periwinkle form shallow marine sediments. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 13 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of periwinkle. View this species on GBIF