Cerithium atratum

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Cerithium atratum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Cerithiidae
Genus: Cerithium
Species: C. atratum
Binomial name
Cerithium atratum
(Born, 1778)
Synonyms[1]

Cerithium (Thericium) preatratum Olsson & Harbison, 1953
Cerithium (Thericium) vicinia Olsson & Harbison, 1953
Cerithium antillarum Mörch, 1876
Cerithium atratum var. tenuis Mörch, 1876
Cerithium caudatum G.B. Sowerby II, 1855
Cerithium floridanum Mörch, 1876
Cerithium floridanum leonensis Mansfield, 1930
Cerithium floridanum var. cruzana Usticke, 1959
Cerithium graciliforme G.B. Sowerby II, 1865
Cerithium peratratum
Cerithium striatissimum G.B. Sowerby II, 1855
Cerithium subatratum Kobelt, 1898
Cerithium umbonatum G.B. Sowerby II, 1855
Murex atratus Born, 1778

Cerithium atratum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cerithiidae.[1]

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of Cerithium atratum includes the Western Atlantic.[2]

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 50 mm.[3]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 91 m.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cerithium atratum (Born, 1778).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Cerithium atratum. sealifebase.org, accessed 9 January 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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