Potamides obtusus (Lamarck, 1822)
Cerithidea obtusa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Potamididae. The Obtuse Horn Shell, also known as Mud Creeper, is a relatively common snail found in muddy coastal areas. It grows to around 5–6 cm. It is used as a food in Southeast Asia, where it is known by the name of Belitung and Siput Sedut in Malay, and Ốc Len in Vietnamese.
It can crawl up to a height of 7 metres, where, once it reaches the highest point on a tree, it will then jump off the tree trunk and fall back onto the mud.
Many South East Asians have been observed eating the mud creeper as a dish, particularly in Malaysia, certain parts of Indonesia, and Vietnam.
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