Mitra (Mitra) mitra   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 170 mm.

Color: White or cream in color, ornamented with 5-9 transverse rows of irregular but generally squarish or rhomboidal, bright orange spots on the body whorl and 2 or 3 rows of spots on earlier whorls. Periostracum brown and moderately opaque.

Shell reaching 7 inches in length, elongate-fusiform, heavy and solid, sutures moderately impressed. Whorls 9 or 10 inclusive of protoconch, spire whorls convex and rounded at sutures. Early postnuclear whorls with 5-8 finely punctate spiral lines, last 2-3 whorls generally smooth.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated,Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Cernohorsky, WO (1973) The Mitridae of the World Indo-Pacific Mollusca Delaware Museum of Natural History Grenville, Delaware, U.S.A 3(17) 273-528 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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