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Cerithium

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Cerithium is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cerithiidae, the ceriths.[2]

Species

Species within this genus include:

Fossil records

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Fossil shells of Cerithium crenatum from Pliocene of Italy

The genus is known from the Triassic to the Recent periods (age range: from 221.5 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils shells have been found all over the world. There are about 100 extinct species[4][5] including:

  • Cerithium crenatum from the Pliocene of Italy
  • Cerithium elegans Deshayes, 1824[6]

Gallery

50 second video of snails (most likely Natica chemnitzi and Cerithium muscarum) feeding on the sea floor in the Gulf of California, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

See also

References

  1. ^ Bruguière (1789). Ency. Méth. (Vers) 1(2): xv, 546.
  2. ^ Gofas, S. (2011). Cerithium Bruguière, 1789. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137760 on 2011-10-07
  3. ^ van Gemert, L. J. (2012). A new Cerithium from the Philippines (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae). Visaya 3 (5): 11-14.
  4. ^ Fossilworks
  5. ^ (in Czech) Pek I., Vašíček Z., Roček Z., Hajn. V. & Mikuláš R.: Základy zoopaleontologie. - Olomouc, 1996. 264 pp., .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 80-7067-599-3.
  6. ^ Cerithium elegans at Museum National d'>Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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Cerithium: Brief Summary

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Cerithium is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cerithiidae, the ceriths.

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