Cerithidium

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Cerithidium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Cerithiidae
Genus: Cerithidium
Monterosato, 1884
Type species
Bittium submamillatum (de Rayneval & Ponzi, 1854)
Synonyms[1]

Clathrofenella Kuroda & Habe, 1952

Cerithidium is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cerithiidae.[1]

The genus has been used as valid for Indo-Pacific species following Hasegawa (1998), on the grounds that it is older than Clathrofenella Kuroda & Habe, 1952. However, the Mediterranean type species is a Bittium, for which reason this generic assignment should be revised. The opinion of Hasegawa (1998) and van Aartsen (2006) is followed here [1]

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Cerithidium include:

Species brought into synonymy 
  • Cerithidium submamillatum (De Rayneval & Ponzi, 1854) : synonym of Bittium submamillatum (de Rayneval & Ponzi, 1854)

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