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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Cerithiidae
Plain creeper snail
awaiting identification*
Family Cerithiidae
updated Oct 2016
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 some of 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 Jong, Nov 08
Photo shared by Chim Chee Kong on his flickr.

*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

Photos of Plain creeper snails for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Pulau Hantu, Feb 07

Pulau Hantu, Feb 08

Sisters Island, Feb 08
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