Tectarius pagodus

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Tectarius pagodus
Tectarius pagodus 01.JPG
A shell of Tectarius pagodus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Genus: Tectarius
Species: T. pagodus
Binomial name
Tectarius pagodus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms[1]

Trochus pagodus Linnaeus, 1758

Tectarius pagodus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae. That family is commonly known as the winkles or periwinkles.[1]

Description[edit]

This species is the largest member of the genus Tectarius, and (like the rest of the family Littorinidae) is an herbivor.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species is endemic to the Indo-Pacific.[3] It can be found in the upper part of the intertidal zone along rocky shores, and therefore does not often get submerged.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tectarius pagodus (Linnaeus, 1758). Reid, David G. (2010). Tectarius pagodus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.eu/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446939 on 17 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Harasewych, M.G. and Moretzsohn, Fabio. The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells, p. 827 (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
  3. ^ Vermeij, G.J. "Molluscan marginalia: Serration at the lip edge in gastropods", Journal of Molluscan Studies (2014).

Further reading[edit]

  • Reid, D. G. 1989. The Comparative Morphology, Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gastropod Family, Littorinidae. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 324: 1-110.