Episcomitra zonata

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Zoned mitre
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Shell of Episcomitra zonata from Adriatic sea at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Family: Mitridae
Genus: Episcomitra
E. zonata
Binomial name
Episcomitra zonata
(Marryat, 1818)
  • Mitra (Mitra) fusiformis zonata Marryat, 1819
  • Mitra antiquata Kobelt, 1874
  • Mitra fusiformis zonata Marryat, 1819
  • Mitra santangeli Maravigna, 1840
  • Mitra zonata Marryat, 1818
  • 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

Episcomitra 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]


Episcomitra 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.


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.


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


  1. ^ Episcomitra zonata (Marryat, 1818). Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 14 December 2018.

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