Mitra chrysalis   Reeve,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Size: 29 mm.

Color: Varies from a pale orange-brown, the white interrupted central band on the body whorl is more distinct and brighter.

Cylindrically-ovate, pupiform, with distinctly shorter spire whorls and less acuminate spire. The difference in sculpture is rather pronounced, the spiral groove are shallow and frequently punctate rather than axially striate, and the resulting cords are considerably broader than the interspaces, hardly elevated in the central part of the body whorl and flat or feebly rounded. The spiral cords are prominently elevated and angulate, the interspaces are as broad or broader than the spiral cords and prominently axially striate. The aperture is longer, the columella is more strongly calloused and the base of the body whorl is not as strongly constricted and the siphonal fasciole appares shorter and thicker.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky


• 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
  • Gill, G and Ron, G (2004) Species list of marine molluscs on Silhouette Island 12
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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