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

Description
Size: 75 mm.

Color: White, ornamented with 4-7 bright orange or vermillion, rhomboidal and closely spaced blotches which are generally largest near the sutures; early whorls have 2-3 rows of coalescing spots, aperture light yellow within, columella creamy-white.

Shell up to 3 inches in length, sutures prominent, whorls flat-sided, numbering from 8-10 inclusive of the protoconch. Post-nuclear whorls with 2-3 spiral rows of deep pits, penultimate and last whorls generally smooth, some individuals, however, are prominently sculptured with spiral rows of pits on all whorls.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Pontifical Miter
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
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • 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
  • www.idscaro.net Available at - http://www.idscaro.net/sci/index.htm
  • 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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