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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Cerithiidae
Mangrove creeper snail
Clypeomorus pellucida
Family Cerithiidae
updated Jul 2020
Where seen? This rather gnarled creeper snail is sometimes seen near and on mangrove tree roots or stuck to logs near the low water mark.

Features: About 2-3cm long. Shell thick with irregular ribbing and rather knobbly look. It is believed to eat microalgae.
Pulau Semakau, Feb 08

Mangrove creeper snails on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Chek Jawa, Dec 2016
Photo shared by Ivan Kwan on facebook.



  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
  • Tan, K. S. & L. M. Chou, 2000. A Guide to the Common Seashells of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 160 pp.
  • Abbott, R. Tucker, 1991. Seashells of South East Asia. Graham Brash, Singapore. 145 pp.
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