, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 259-263

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

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Abstract

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.

Communicated by O. Kinne, Oldendorf/Luhe