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Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Potamididae
Black chut-chut snail
Cerithidea quadrata
Family Potamididae
updated Sep 2020
Where seen? A more slender Chut-chut, it is often seen in our mangroves, on tree trunks and on the mud near trees.

Features: 3-4.5cm long. Shell long and slender with ribs of fine beads. Tip usually broken. Shell opening flared with thin lips. Operculum round and dark. The body is darker and it does not have any red markings.

Sometimes confused with the Red chut-chut and Belitong. More on how to tell these snails apart.

Human use: It is collected for food in many parts of Southeast Asia.

Pulau Semakau, Mar 09

Pulau Semakau, Mar 09

Pulau Semakau, Mar 09

Lim Chu Kang, Apr 09

Black chut-chut snails on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

With grateful thanks to Tan Siong Kiat of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research for explaining the identification of this snail.



  • 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.
  • Abbott, R. Tucker, 1991. Seashells of South East Asia. Graham Brash, Singapore. 145 pp.
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