Mitra coronata   Lamarck,  1811 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Size: 35 mm.

Color: Dark brown in color, occasionally greenish-brown, and ornamented with a narrow, light tan or off-white spiral band anterior to the sutures, and whitish, axially oriented coronations which descend onto the subsutural band, some individuals have a broader, uninterrupted whitish band which reaches the sutures. Aperture white, bluish-white, light violet or bluish-white, columellar folds bluish-white. Periostracum thin, brown and moderately translucent.

Shell about 1 1/2 inches in length, elongate-ovate, fairly solid, sutures distinct and crenulate. Whorls 6-7, apart from an eroded protoconch, spire whorls weakly convex or almost flat-sided, occasionally subangulate at sutures, sculptured with irregular, fine and slender axial riblets on the spire whorls and shallow or moderately deep spiral grooves which become pitted in the interspaces, in individuals with the longitudinal and spiral sculpture of almost equal strength, a granulose sculpture may appear. The penultimate whorl has from 2-7 spirals and the body whorl 11-16, in addition to 6-10 oblique basal cords. The aperture is longer than the spire, moderately narrow but widening slightly anteriorly and smooth within, outer lip weakly convex, only moderately thickened and finely crenulate at the margin. Columella glazed on the parietal wall but calloused anteriorly, and with 5-6 oblique folds, siphonal fasciole straight, slightly calloused, siphonal notch distinct.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Coronate Miter
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky,Coastal


• 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
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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