Mitra mitra   (Linnaeus, 1758)

episcopal miter

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Mitridae | Mitrinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 349).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 14.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

One of the best known and most popular species of miter shells (Ref. 349). Lives in shallow waters near coral reefs (Ref. 799). Usually buried during the day and semi-active at the turn of the tide; leaving large tracks when it moves with a partial covering of sand. Most active at night when it crawls upon the sand. Dead shells found on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown