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Zeacumantus lutulentus (underside).JPG
Apertural view of a beachworn shell of Zeacumantus lutulentus.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Batillariidae
Genus: Zeacumantus
Finlay, 1926[1]
Type species
Cerithium subcarinatum G.B. Sowerby II, 1855

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Zeacumantus is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails or mud snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Batillariidae.[2]

This genus is sometimes still treated as if it were a subgenus of the genus Batillaria (Batillariidae).


Species in the genus include:[3][4][5]


  • Zeacumantus delicatus Laws, 1950 is a synonym of Pyrazus ebeninus (Bruguière, 1792)


  1. ^ PD-icon.svg Finlay H. J. (3 December 1926). "A Further Commentary on New Zealand Molluscan Systematics". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 57: 320-485. page 380.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2011). Zeacumantus Finlay, 1926. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=446432 on 2011-04-09
  3. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  4. ^ Glen Pownall, New Zealand Shells and Shellfish, Seven Seas Publishing Pty Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-85467-054-8
  5. ^ Miller M & Batt G, Reef and Beach Life of New Zealand, William Collins (New Zealand) Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1973

External links[edit]

  • Ozawa, T., Köhler, F., Reid, D.G. & Glaubrecht, M. (2009). "Tethyan relicts on continental coastlines of the northwestern Pacific Ocean and Australasia: molecular phylogeny and fossil record of batillariid gastropods (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea)". Zoologica Scripta 38: 503-525. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2009.00390.x.