Mitra coffea   Schubert & Wagner,  1829 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 40-60 mm.

Color: The exterior color is uniformly dark chocolate-brown and only rarely can a faint subsutural band be seen, only a few individuals show the same small, white scattered spots on the lower half of the last whorl. The interior of the aperture is a deep chocolate-brown and the denticles on the outer lip are off-white in color.

The shell is broader and less fusiform, the last whorl is distinctly ventricose and convex and the concave constriction is lower. The denticles on the outer lip are not only less numerous but are more distant and elongated and placed obliquely or at right angles to the axis of the outer lip. The spiral rows of punctures are more shallow and the shell has a smoother appearance.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-09-05

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