Mitra (Nebularia) proscissa   Reeve,  1844 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Size: 5 cm.

Color: Reddish brown, darker brown in the interspaces and a faint or distinct yellow-white central band on the body whorl, sometimes with brownish axial streaks, interior brown or grey.

Ovate-fusiform with a straight-sided pointed spire and poorly defined suture, spiral sculpture of strong ribs with prominent axial striae in the wide interspaces, 3-7 ribs on the penultimate whorl, 14-22 on the body whorl, columella calloused, with 3-5 folds.

Synonym (s)
Mitra(Chrysame) proscissa var. minor Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1923
Mitra porcata Reeve, 1844
Mitra proscissa Reeve, 1844

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Muddy

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database: Taxa reported from regions in India (W) Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/search.php/region3140
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2010-07-08

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