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Littorina brevicula
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Littorina brevicula
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Gastropods

Overview:

Littorina brevicula is a periwinkle snail which is native to the Northwest Pacific. It ranges from Hong Kong to the southern Kurile Islands, Russia. Individuals were found on imported Japanese Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in Washington and California, but there are no reports of established populations. In its native habitat it is found on rocky shores where it feeds on littoral algae.

* This species is not currently established in North America.

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Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
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