Cerithium litteratum (Born, 1778)
Stocky cerith
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Cerithiidae (ceriths)
Max. size:  3.4 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 88 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific and Western Atlantic: North America.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 05.11.12
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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