Mitra doliolum   Kuster,  1839 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Size: 30 mm.

Color: Orange-brown to reddish-brown in color, faded specimens yellow or light orange, spiral grooves dark brown, protoconch white, aperture and columella light orange-brown. Periostracum very thin and translucent.

Shell about 1 1/4 inches in length, elongate-ovate but sometimes rotund, spire acuminate, rather solid, sutures weakly impressed. Whorls 7-8 1/2, apart from a protoconch of 2-2 1/2, smooth, milky-white nuclear whorls, spire-whorls flat-sided or weakly convex and occasionally subangulate at the sutures, sculptured with elevated, moderately broad, close-set and rope-like spiral cords which number from 3-4 on the penultimate and from 14-18 on the body whorl. The spiral grooves are concave, narrow and axially lirate. Aperture equal in height or longer than the spire, narrow and smooth within, outer lip thickened, regularly convex and with scallop-like denticles at the margin. Columella calloused anteriorly, glazed on the parietal wall, and with 4-5 oblique folds, siphonal fasicole straight or slightly recurved, occasionally calloused, siphonal notch distinct.

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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
  • 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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