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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Muricoidea
Subfamily  Cystiscinae
Rank  Genus
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Cystiscidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Crithe httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Cystiscus, Persicula, Gibberula, Persicula persicula, Persicula cingulata

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Crithe is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Cystiscidae. This genus is sometimes still placed within the Marginellidae.


These tiny gastropods have a shell which is colorless and is transparent when fresh.


This genus is found in the Indo-Pacific.

Shell description

Shell minute to small, white, hyaline; spire usually immersed, rarely low; lip thickened, smooth, lacking denticulation; external varix absent; siphonal notch absent; posterior notch absent; columella multiplicate, with 6-8 plications plus parietal lirae, plications usually excavated inside aperture due to collabral parietal callus ridge.

Type species

Crithe atomaria Gould, 1860; M


Species within the genus Crithe include:

  • Crithe aldingae (Tate, 1878)
  • Crithe algoensis (E.A. Smith, 1901)
  • Crithe atomaria Gould, 1860 T
  • Crithe cossinea Cossignani, 1997
  • Crithe montrouzieri Bavay, 1922
  • Crithe nanaoensis Habe, 1951
  • Crithe nipponica Habe, 1951
  • Crithe tantilla Gould, 1861
  • References

    Crithe Wikipedia

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