Conus mitratus   Hwass in Bruguiere,  1792 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 28-50 mm

Color: Ground colour cream. Last whorl with light to dark brown blurred axial streaks and blotches and spiral dashes. Pattern elements fusing into a spiral band at centre and a similar but narrower band above base. Apex white to cream, shoulder edges of early postnuclear whorls incl. tubercles sometimes with a light brown band. Later sutural ramps with brown radial blotches. Aperture white.

Moderately small to medium sized, light to moderately light. Last whorl usually ovate to ventricosely conical, outline convex. Shoulder indistinct. Spire high, outline convex. Larval shell of about 3.5 whorls, maximum diameter 0.70- 0.75 mm. First 3-5 postnuclear whorls tuberculate. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly convex, with with 1 increasing to 2-6 spiral grooves and some striae, intervening ribs and subsutural ridge pronounced and often granulose. Last whorl with granulose spiral ribs or spiral rows of granules basally or to shoulder.

Synonym (s)
Conus mitraeformis var. pupaeformis G.B. Sowerby II, 1870
Leporiconus mitratus (Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated,Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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