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Edible Periwinkle Littorina littorea

The unthreatened edible periwinkle is an herbivorous marine snail, with a dark shell that dries paler and has black-banded flattened tentacles. You can spot them all year round.

Conservation status

The periwinkle is not threatened.

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As its name suggests this species is considered a culinary delicacy by many people and needs to be cooked before eating. After boiling the soft body is ‘winked out’ from the shell using an implement known as a winkle picker!

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