British littorinids workshop

29 January 2011

Location: Dorothea Bate Room, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

Event description

A workshop on the field identification of all the British littorinids: 4 Lacuna species, Melarhaphe neritoides and the six Littorina species (littorea, obtusata, fabalis, compressa, arcana, saxatilis). Some of these (particularly the Littorina species) show extreme variation according to microhabitat and geographical origin. Most species can be identified from shells, but unequivocal separation of L. arcana and L. saxatilis requires a simple anatomical examination. Samples of all these species will be available for study. Members are encouraged to bring along their own material of Littorinidae (both British and worldwide) for comparison and identification.

Members are encouraged to bring specimens of any other Mollusca for identification. Binocular microscopes will be available if needed.

Guest speaker at 14:00 h David Reid (Natural History Museum, London) Worldwide periwinkles: the evolution, diversity and changing classification of the Littorinidae

This event is organised by the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Amateur Entomologists' Society members are also eligible to attend.

Please inform the leader if you plan to attend.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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