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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Cerithiidae
Plain creeper snail
awaiting identification*
Family Cerithiidae
updated Jul 2020
Where seen? Little creeper snails without obvious markings are sometimes found in groups, on rocky and sandy areas near the mid-water mark. Sometimes near the high-water mark near shady sea walls. Commonly seen on our Southern shores.

Features: 1.5-2cm long. Shell conical with fine spirals of small bumps. Usually plain without patterns, in dark and dull tones. Operculum made out of a horn-like material, whorls not easily seen.

Many species of creeper snails are plain. They are difficult to tell apart in the field. The creeper snails on this page may not all be of the same species.

Labrador, Jul 05

Pulau Hantu, Feb 07

Pulau Hantu, Feb 08

Sisters Island, Feb 08

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Plain creeper snails on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Pulau Jong, Nov 08
Photo shared by Chim Chee Kong on his flickr.
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