Mitra (Mitra) stictica   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Size: 8 cm.

Color: White with 4-7 rows of scarlet blotches on the body whorl, 2-3 rows of spots on the spire whorls, aperture yellowish, columella white.

Elongate-ovate to cylindrical, 8-10 flat-sided whorls with prominent, close-set coronations on angulate, telescoped shoulders, aperture length greater or less than spire height, spire whorls with 2-3 spiral rows of deep pits, penultimate and body whorls usually smooth but sometimes also with rows of pits, columella calloused, with 4-5 folds.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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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