Cerithidea

noun
Cer·i·thid·ea | \ ˌserəˈthidēə \

Definition of Cerithidea 

: a genus of brackish-water snails (family Cerithiidae) having a long usually dark brown or blackish spiral shell, common on tidal mud flats, and including intermediate hosts of the intestinal fluke (Heterophyses heterophyses)

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History and Etymology for Cerithidea

New Latin, probably irregular from Cerithium

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