Echinolittorina ziczac

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Echinolittorina ziczac
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Echinolittorina ziczac
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Genus: Echinolittorina
Subgenus: Amerolittorina
Reid, 2009[1]
Species: E. ziczac
Binomial name
Echinolittorina ziczac
(Gmelin, 1791)

Echinolittorina ziczac, previously known as Littorina ziczac, common name the "zebra periwinkle", is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Littorinidae.

This species lives in the tropical Western Atlantic Ocean, from Florida to Barbados, including the Caribbean coast of Central America. It is very common on intertidal rocks.[2]


The maximum recorded shell length is 23 mm.[3][4]


Minimum recorded depth is -3 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 0 m.[3]


  1. ^ Reid D. G. (2009) "The genus Echinolittorina Habe, 1956 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in the western Atlantic Ocean." Zootaxa 2184: 1-103. abstract
  2. ^ Malacolog database entry at
  3. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
  4. ^ Warmke G. L. & Tucker Abbott R. (1961). Caribbean Seashells, A Guide to the Marine Mollusks of Puerto Rico and Other West Indian Islands, Bermuda and the Lower Florida Keys. Livingstone, Pennsylvania, ISBN 0-486-21359-5.