Fly-speck Cerith

Fly-speck Cerith (also "Fly-speckled")
Cerithium muscarum, Say, 1832
Family Cerithiidae

This small Cerith is not easy to spot and is not abundant on S. Hutchinson Island beaches.


Two Fly-speck Ceriths (S. Hutchinson Island, December 2020)

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Family Cerithiidae
Cerithium muscarum
Say, 1832
Fly Speck Cerith

Shell size to 25 mm; shell with sharp apex and nine to ten whorls. Nine to 11 nodulose axial ribs per whorl, crossed by spiral lines. Color light-tan to slate to light-brown covered with small brown specks that form spiral rows


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