Mitrella puella   (Sowerby,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Up to 12 mm in height

Color: whitish with irregular reddish-brown spots

Shell small, protoconch of two whorls, teieoconch consists of eight flat-sided whorls, sutures distinctly prominent, body whorl almost half the total length of the shell. Aperture narrow, outer lip thickened, varicose and with six denticles on the outer margin, anterior canal short and slightly recurved. Surface generally smooth, often with axial riblets on the early whorls, base of body whorl with strong spiral oblique cords.

Synonym (s)
Columbella iodostoma Gaskoin, 1851

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2012-09-13

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