Mitra (Mitra) imperialis   Roding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Description
Color: Shell orange with white patches; aperture yellowish.

Shell ovate, spire short, spiral grroves narrow with deep punctures, whorls coronated with blunt tubercles, aperture longer than the spire, columella with five to six oblique folds, outer lip with 19-20 denticles.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (1984) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: I. Family Mitridae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2012-12-05

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