Mitrella blanda   (Sowerby,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Columbellidae

Description
Size: Up to 18 mm in height

Color: pale yellow with wavy, zigzag brown axial streaks, dorsum of body
whorl near suture slightly elevated in the centre and with streaks of dark brown colour making the area distinct, aperture pale yellow

Shell small, elongate fusiform, protoconch of two whorls, pointed.
Aperture narrow and elongate covering three-fourths of the body whorl, outer lip thickened with varix bearing obsolete lirations, columella arched and smooth without denticles, a narrow and short anterior canal, a posterior sinus. Surface very glossy and smooth except for obsolete
spiral striae at base.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Gujarat INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa

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