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Cenchritis muricatus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Littorinoidea
Genus  Cenchritis
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Littorinidae
Scientific name  Cenchritis muricatus
Rank  Species
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Similar  Cenchritis, Echinolittorina ziczac, Echinolittorina, Lacuna crassior, Littorinidae

Cenchritis muricatus is a species of sea snail in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles. It occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles. It is known commonly as the beaded periwinkle.

This snail often crawls out of the water and climbs vertical rocky cliffs to heights of over 14 meters, where it avoids desiccation and overheating by hiding in moist crevices.

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Cenchritis muricatus Wikipedia


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