Ladder Horn Snail

(Say, 1825)

Cerithideopsis scalariformis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Potamididae

Potamididae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 25

Dextral

Chirality:

Tall spire composed of Eleven to thirteen whorls. They have both axial ribs and fine spiral striations as well as five to six prominent varices.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

South Carolina to Panama

0 to 0 meters

Diet:

Detritivore

Habitat:

Brackish water; Mud flats in estuaries

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Cerithideopsis scalariformis (Say, 1825). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=758592 on 2021-06-23

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Andrews, J. (1971). Seashells of the Texas Coast. University of Texas Press.