Marine Biology

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 259–263

Migrational orientation in two species of littoral gastropods (Littorina angulifera and Nerita senegalensis)

  • D. A. Antwi
  • C. Ameyaw-Akumfi

DOI: 10.1007/BF00392938

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Antwi, D.A. & Ameyaw-Akumfi, C. Mar. Biol. (1987) 94: 259. doi:10.1007/BF00392938


Littorina angulifera (Lamark) and Nerita senegalensis Gmelin, both intertidal gastropods, appear to have a preference for specific levels of the shore. In some experiments conducted both in the laboratory and in the field, displaced snails exhibited a general ‘homing’ behaviour when displaced upshore or downshore. Cues involved in this migrational behaviour have not clearly been identified.

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  • D. A. Antwi
    • 1
  • C. Ameyaw-Akumfi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Cape CoastCape CoastGhana

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