Austrolittorina antipodum

Blue Banded periwinkle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superorder: Caenogastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Subfamily: Littorininae
Genus: Austrolittorina
Species: A. antipodum
Binomial name
Austrolittorina antipodum
Philippi, 1847
  • Echinolittorina antipodum (Philippi, 1847)
  • Littorina antipodum Philippi, 1847
  • Littorina mauritiana Suter, 1913
  • Melarhaphe oliveri Finlay, 1930[1]
  • Littorina unifasciata antipodum Rosewater, 1970

Austrolittorina antipodum (Philippi, 1847), known as the Banded periwinkle[2] is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles, found in New Zealand.[3]


This subspecies occurs in New Zealand[4]

Austrolittorina antipodum apertural view


  1. Finlay H. J. 1930. Additions to the Recent Molluscan Fauna of New Zealand. No. 3. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Volume 61, page 222-247.
  2. Wassilieff, Maggy (2009-03-02). "Coastal shoreline - The rocky coast – upper shore". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-13.
  3. Reid, D. G.; Williams, S. T. (2004). "The subfamily Littorininae (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in the temperate Southern Hemisphere: The genera Nodilittorina, Austrolittorina and Afrolittorina". Records of the Australian Museum. 56: 75. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1393.
  4. Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1


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