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Gastropoda unnamed Potamididae 

Cerithidea (Cerithidea) obtusa (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cerithium obtusum Lamarck, 1822

Common Name

Obtuse Horn shell or hoi jub jang (Th.) p.97      Nateewathana, A. 1995.  
Blunt Creeper p.87, pl.17, f.19      Allan, J. 1950.  


Indo-Pacific; coasts of the Indian Ocean from Madagascar to SE Asia

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaMoluccas
  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
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaJava Sea


habitat: mangrove [ common in mangrove forest and nipa palm swamps (Thailand) ]


 Benthem Jutting, W.S.S. van 1956. p.434-4 Distribution
 Cotton, B.C. 1959. p.1 General reference
 Nateewathana, A. 1995. p.97 Secondary source
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.7 Distribution
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.133 [Pl. 15; fig. 15]  General reference


                        Cerithidea Swainson, 1840
                          Cerithidea (Cerithidea) Swainson, 1840
                            Cerithidea (Cerithidea) obtusa (Lamarck, 1822)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7579) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2003-12-17.