Mitra cucumerina

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Mitra (Nebularia) cucumerina
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Mitra (Nebularia) cucumerina
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. cucumerina
Binomial name
Mitra (Nebularia) cucumerina
Lamarck, 1811
  • Voluta turricula Holten, H.S., 1802
  • Voluta ferrugata Dillwyn, L.W., 1817
  • Mitra globosa Mörch, O.A.L., 1852
  • Mitra connectens Dautzenberg, Ph. & J.L. Bouge, 192

Mitra (Nebularia) cucumerina, common name : the kettle mitre, 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 9 mm and 35 mm


This species is distributed in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Chagos, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Mascarene Basin; in the Pacific Ocean along Fiji, the Solomons Islands, the Philippines, Okinawa, Australia, Papua New Guinea Mauritius


  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1976). The Mitrinae of the World. Indo-Pacific Mollusca 3(17) page(s): 400
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice

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