By R. N. Hughes (auth.), P. J. Mill, C. D. McQuaid (eds.)
Members of the gastropod kin Littorinidae are universal through the international. They shape a truly plentiful element of many intertidal and shallow subtidal ecosystems and, through their grazing, frequently play a imperative position in shaping those groups. additionally they reveal a variety of lifestyles historical past suggestions and plenty of are polymorphic, making them beautiful version organisms for ecologists, evolutionary biologists and physiologists alike. components of specific curiosity comprise ecological interactions with different animals and with algae, the results of pollution and using littorinids as sentinel species for tracking toxins, the results of parasites on progress and ecology, taxonomy, and the research of genotypic/phenotypic responses to environmental elements. there's nonetheless a lot to be performed, and the littorinids are proving to be an awesome team on which to paintings.
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