Organisms in the intertidal zone

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Saccostrea Oysters

Phylum: Mollusca

GenusRock oyster


Rank: Species

Littorina Periwinkles

Scientific name: Littorina

Higher classificationLittorinidae

Rank: Genus

Phylum: Mollusca

NB. There are at least 2 and possibly more species of periwinkle at our sites

Buccinidae Whelks

Scientific name: Buccinidae

Phylum: Mollusca

Higher classificationBuccinoidea

Rank: Family

Trochoidea Top Shells

Scientific name: Trochidae

Phylum: Mollusca

Higher classificationTrochoidea

Rank: Family

Link to a guide to rocky shore organisms in UK. Many will be similar to those in tropical waters