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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Potamididae
Chut-chut and belitong
How to tell them apart?
updated Sep 2020

Black chut-chut
Cerithidea quadrata
Red chut-chut
Cerithidea obtusa
Terebralia sulcata
Elongated shell.
Shell more squat.
Shell more conical.
Does not have a peristome
Does not have a peristome.
It has a distinctive shell opening
at the tip called the peristome.
Black body and foot. No red markings.
Red markings on body and foot.

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This is a Mangrove creeper snail
and is NOT a Horn snail
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