Mitra acuminata

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Mitra (Strigatella) acuminata
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Mitra (Strigatella) acuminata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Mitridae
Genus: Mitra
Subgenus: Strigatella
Species: M. acuminata
Binomial name
Mitra (Strigatella) cuminata
Swainson, 1824
  • Mitra lutea Quoy, J.R.C. & J.P. Gaimard, 1833
  • Mitreala acuminatuma (misspelling)

Mitra (Strigatella) acuminata, common name : the Acuminate Mitre, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.[1]


The shell size varies between 17 mm and 35 mm.


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean (along Aldabra, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius and Tanzania) and in the Pacific Ocean (along Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomons, Fiji and Australia).


  1. ^ a b Mitra (Strigatella) acuminata Swainson, 1824.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 10 December 2010.
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1976). The Mitrinae of the World. Indo-Pacific Mollusca 3(17) page(s): 492
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice

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