Mitra avenacea

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Mitra (Nebularia) avenacea
Mitra avenacea 002.jpg
Mitra (Nebularia) avenacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Mitridae
Genus: Mitra
Subgenus: Nebularia
Species: M. avenacea
Binomial name
Mitra avenacea
Reeve, 1845
  • Mitra hanleyi Sowerby, 1874
  • Mitra (Nebularia) indentata Orbigny, A.V.M.D. d', 1841
  • Mitra indentata Sowerby, 1874

Mitra (Nebularia) avenacea is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.[2]


The shell size varies between 12 mm and 32 mm


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along the Mascarene Basin and in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea

'Mitra (Nebularia) avenacea', abapertural view


  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1976). The Mitrinae of the World. Indo-Pacific Mollusca 3(17) page(s): 411
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice

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