Zeacumantus subcarinatus

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Zeacumantus subcarinatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Sorbeoconcha

Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Batillariidae
Genus: Zeacumantus
Species: Z. subcarinatus
Binomial name
Zeacumantus subcarinatus
(Sowerby II, 1855)

Cerithium subcarinatum G.B. Sowerby II, 1855 (basionym)

Zeacumantus subcarinatus, common name the southern creeper, is a species of small sea snail or mud snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Potamididae, the horn snails.[1]


This species is found on the coasts of New Zealand, and in New South Wales, Australia.


The size of an adult shell varies between 8 mm and 16 mm.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Zeacumantus subcarinatus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1855). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=397205 on 2011-04-09
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Miller M & Batt G, Reef and Beach Life of New Zealand, William Collins (New Zealand) Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1973
  • 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
  • Spencer, H.; Marshall. B. (2009). All Mollusca except Opisthobranchia. In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp