Ecology of Cerithium litteratum
Main Ref. Bright, T.J., 2010
Remarks This species is found in supra-, sub-, and intertidal coral reefs, reef lagoons, and cienaga facies, particularly on algae, boulder, coral, mud, sand, rock, seagrass and shell habitats (Ref. 83934).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Cerithium litteratum may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Rodríguez-Sevilla, L., R. Vargas and J. Cortés, 2009
Special habitats Beds: bivalve; sea grass; Coral Reefs: lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Rodríguez-Sevilla, L., R. Vargas and J. Cortés, 2009


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit Ref. Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn and E.F. Garcia, 2009

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sorongon-Yap, Patricia on 11.26.10
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 07.15.16
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