Cerithium muscarum

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Cerithium muscarum
Cerithium muscarum (fly-specked cerith snail) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 2 (16190664995).jpg
Cerithium muscarum shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Cerithiidae
Genus: Cerithium
Species: C. muscarum
Binomial name
Cerithium muscarum
Say, 1832

Cerithium (Vertagus) stercusmuscarum Mörch, 1876
Cerithium (Vertagus) stercusmuscarum var. minor Mörch, 1876
Cerithium callisoma Dall, 1892
Cerithium muscarum pacei Petuch, 1987
Cerithium muscarum var. protracta Vignal, 1902
Cerithium notatum Menke, 1828
Thericium chara Pilsbry, 1949

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

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


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


The maximum recorded shell length is 26 mm.[3]


Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 18 m.[3]


  1. ^ a b Cerithium muscarum Say, 1832.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Cerithium muscarum[permanent dead link]. 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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