species: Cerithium nodulosum in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cerithium nodulosum

©Barbara Banks: Cerithium nodulosum at Lizard island 80mm

©Barbara Banks: Cerithium nodulosum at Lizard island 80mm. Giant nodulose creeper

©Lexie Gersbeck and Gabi Howarth: Cerithium nodulosum 9 cm long from the reef flat off small beach on NE side of South Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Family Cerithiidae
Genus Cerithium
Species Cerithium nodulosum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 8 cm (Shell length at Lizard Island)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.

Other references

  • Strong, E.E. (2011). More than a gut feeling: utility of midgut anatomy in phylogeny of the Cerithioidea (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162: 585-630. LIRS catalog number 1503.