Neocancilla circula

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Neocancilla circula
Neocancilla circula 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Mitridae
Genus: Neocancilla
Species: N. circula
Binomial name
Neocancilla circula
(Kiener, 1838)
  • Mitra circula Kiener, 1838
  • Mitra circulata Reeve, L.A., 1844
  • Mitra rufescens A. Adams, 1853
  • Mitra beyerlei Jousseaume, F.P., 1894
  • Mitra sphaerulata Martin, H., 1895
  • Neocancilla burnupiana Cooke, A.H., 1920

Neocancilla circula 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 15 mm and 58 mm


This species is distributed in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean along Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin and Mozambique; in the Pacific Ocean along Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Tuamotus and Fiji


  1. ^ a b Neocancilla circula (Kiener, 1838).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 December 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds) (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1991). The Mitridae of the world (Part 2). Monographs of Marine Mollusca 4. page(s): 112

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