Otopleura mitralis

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Otopleura mitralis
Otopleura mitralis 001.png
Drawing of a shell of Otopleura mitralis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Heterobranchia
Clade: Euthyneura
Order: Panpulmonata
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Otopleura
Species: O. mitralis
Binomial name
Otopleura mitralis
(A. Adams, 1855)
  • Odostomia (Egila) australis Laseron, C.F., 1959
  • Otopleura australis Laseron, 1959
  • Pyramidella mitralis A. Adams, 1855
  • Pyramidella propinqua Adams, A. in Adams, H.G. & A. Adams, 1853
  • Pyramidella variegata A. Adams, 1854

Otopleura mitralis, common name the miter pyram, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[1][2][3]


The whitish shell has a clouded appearance, indistinctly banded with pale brown. The whorls of the teleoconch are rather convex, longitudinally ribbed, slightly angulated at the suture. The interstices are spirally striated. The length of the shell varies between 10 mm and 20 mm.[4]


This marine species occurs in the following locations:[1]


Additional information regarding this species:[1]

  • Remark: Also as subgenus Pyramidella in Vine,1986 .


  1. ^ a b c d Rosenberg, G. (2011). Otopleura mitralis (A. Adams, 1855). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217258 on 2012-01-12
  2. ^ Michel, C. (1988). Marine molluscs of Mauritius. Editions de l'Ocean Indien. Stanley, Rose Hill. Mauritius
  3. ^ Spencer, H.; Marshall. B. (2009). All Mollusca except Opisthobranchia. In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp
  4. ^ G.W. Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VIII pl. 305 (described as Pyramidella (Otopleura) mitralis)

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