Mitra zonata

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Zoned mitre
Mitridae - Mitra zonata.JPG
Shell of Mitra zonata from Adriatic sea at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
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M. zonata
Binomial name
Mitra zonata
Marryat, 1818
Synonyms
  • Mitra (Mitra) fusiformis zonata Marryat, 1819
  • Mitra antiquata Kobelt, 1874
  • Mitra fusiformis zonata Marryat, 1819
  • Mitra santangeli Maravigna, 1840
  • Mitra zonata Risso, 1826
  • Mitra zonata var. concolor Coen, 1934
  • Mitra zonata var. major Pallary, 1900
  • Mitra zonata var. minor Pallary, 1900
  • Mitra zonata var. protracta Pallary, 1900

Mitra zonata, common name zoned mitre, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.[1]

Description[edit]

Mitra zonata has a shell reaching a length of 60–100 mm. The shape of the shell is elongated and slender. The surface is reddish brown with a dark brown spiral band. The interior is always white, with a long and narrow mouth.

Distribution[edit]

This quite rare and endangered marine species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea and to the Adriatic Sea; it has also been found off the Azores.

Habitat[edit]

Mitra zonata can be found at depths of 20– 80 m.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitra zonata Marryat, 1818.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 04/24/10.

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