Mitra chrysostoma   Broderip,  1836 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Size: 51 mm.

Less fusiform, more squat and ovate, with a longer aperture and coarser sculptuer. The spire in the broad specimens is less elongated and more conical and the axial striae, are coarse and in the form of slender, irregular riblets which bisect the spiral threads and frequently produce granules at the point of intersection: the spiral threads are generally coarser and fewer in number, and usually number from 4-9 on the penultimate whorl. The sculpture also becomes obsolete on the dorsal side of the body whorl. Although the outer lip is also smooth in individuals which are prominently corded at the base, a few obsolete and calloused undulations may appear anteriorly.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Gold Mouth Miter
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• 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
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • 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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