Mitra cardinalis   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 70 mm.

Color: White in color, ornamented with 3 or 4 brick-red spots on the penultimate whorl and 10-15 rows on the last whorl, these spots may merge and form large blotches, especially on the spire whorls. Interior of aperture flesh or light yellow, columella creamy-white.

Shell up to 3 inches in length, elongate-ovate, solid, plump and heavy. Sutures moderately impressed, whorls convex and rounded at sutures.



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Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky,Sandy

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Literature Source(s)
  • Field Museum (FMNH) (digir.fieldmuseum.org) Available at - http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/zoology/divisions_mammals.htm
  • 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 - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

Page last updated on:2011-09-05

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