OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda unnamed Cerithiidae 

Cerithium columna Sowerby, 1834

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex torulosa auct.
   Cerithium salebrosum auct.
   Cerithium torulosum (Linne, 1767)
   Cerithium torulosum Bruguière, 1792
   Cerithium columna Sowerby, 1834
   Cerithium (Cerithium) columna (Sowerby, 1834)
   Cerithium fusiforme Sowerby, 1855
   Cerithium menkei Deshayes, 1863
   Cerithium siphonatum Sowerby, 1865
   Vertagus torulosus Sowerby, 1865
   Cerithium sandvichense Reeve, 1865
   Cerithium sculptum Pease, 1869
   Cerithium cylindraceum Pease, 1869
   Cerithium proditum Bayle, 1880
   Cerithium citrinoide Kobelt, 1893
   Cerithium peasi Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1933
   Cerithium munitoides Habe, 1964

Common Name

Pillar Creeper p.108, pl.319, 320      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "Entire Indo-Pacific region from East Africa and Red Sea to Hawaii and Easter Island."

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South WalesSE coastal
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific Throughout Region
     Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.58 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.19 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.27 
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificLord Howe (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNorfolk Island (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.60 


depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 
depth: shallow subtidal       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 
eCode: in coral rubble 
eCode: sand bottom 
eCode: shallow subtidal 
eCode: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 
substrate: biogenic soft substates       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 
substrate: rocks       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 
substrate: sand       Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.56 


 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 General reference
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Synonomy
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Biology and ecology
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Distribution
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.54 Radula
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Fossil record
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Range map
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Anatomy
 Houbrick, R.S. 1978. p.49 Taxon list
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.121 [ Fig 45 M ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.116 [Pl. 17, figs. 3, 4]  General reference


                          Cerithium Bruguière, 1789
                            Cerithium columna Sowerby, 1834


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7318) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.