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Cerithium Bruguière 1789

Cerithium

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Cerithium is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cerithiidae, the ceriths.[2]

Species

Species within this genus include:

Fossil records

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Fossil shells of Cerithium crenatum from Pliocene of Italy

The genus is known from the Triassic to the Recent periods (age range: from 221.5 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils shells have been found all over the world. There are about 100 extinct species[4][5] including:

  • Cerithium crenatum from the Pliocene of Italy
  • Cerithium elegans Deshayes, 1824[6]

Gallery

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Bruguière (1789). Ency. Méth. (Vers) 1(2): xv, 546.
  2. ^ Gofas, S. (2011). Cerithium Bruguière, 1789. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137760 on 2011-10-07
  3. ^ van Gemert, L. J. (2012). A new Cerithium from the Philippines (Gastropoda: Cerithiidae). Visaya 3 (5) Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine: 11-14.
  4. ^ Fossilworks
  5. ^ (in Czech) Pek I., Vašíček Z., Roček Z., Hajn. V. & Mikuláš R.: Základy zoopaleontologie. - Olomouc, 1996. 264 pp., ISBN 80-7067-599-3.
  6. ^ Cerithium elegans at Museum National d'>Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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Cerithium: Brief Summary

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Cerithium is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Cerithiidae, the ceriths.

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Habitat

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Known from seamounts and knolls
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Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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