Mitra (Nebularia) contracta   Swainson,  1820 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Description
Color: Shell whitish with dark brown irregular blotches and streaks.

Shell elongately ovate, spire acuminate, whorls ribbed, ribs obsolete on the body whorl, spiral grooves shallow, aperture longer than the spire, columella with five oblique folds, outer lip thick, smooth and slightly reflected in the lower part.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, 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:2013-03-20

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