Cerithidea obtusa: Mud creeper snail

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Cerithidea obtusa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Potamididae. The Obtuse Horn Shell also known as “Mud Creeper” is a relatively common snail found in muddy coastal areas. It grows to around 5-6 cm. It can crawl up to 7 metres of where once it reach the highest tree, it will then jump off the bark and fall onto the mud.

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It is used as food in Southeast Asia where it is known by the name Siput Sedut, Belitung [Malay] or ‘chut-chut’ snails [Singapore.]

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160321]

Source: Wikipedia


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