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Mitridae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Mitridae
Higher classification  Muricoidea
Superfamily  Muricoidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Family
Mitridae Family Mitridae Costellariidae Volutomitridae
Lower classifications  Mitra mitra, Mitra papalis, Mitra stictica, Mitra idae, Mitra carbonaria

Mitridae, known as mitre shells, are a taxonomic family of sea snails, widely distributed marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Neogastropoda.

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Mitridae Mitridae Costellariidae

Both the Latin name and the common name are taken from the item of ecclesiastical headgear, the mitre or miter, used in reference to the shape of the shells.

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The dentition of radula in the Mitridae is rachiglossate, with well-developed central and lateral teeth, both comb-like.

Distribution

These sea snails are found in most warm and temperate seas.

Subfamilies

  • Cylindromitrinae Cossmann, 1899
  • Imbricariinae Cossmann, 1899
  • Mitrinae Swainson, 1829
  • Genera

    Genera in the family Mitridae include:

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  • Cancilla Swainson, 1840
  • Charitodoron Tomlin, 1932
  • Chrysame H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Dibaphimitra Cernohorsky, 1970
  • Domiporta Cernohorsky, 1970
  • Eumitra Tate, 1889
  • Imbricaria Schumacher, 1817
  • Mitra Röding, 1798
  • Neocancilla Cernohorsky, 1970
  • Pleioptygma Conrad, 1863
  • Proximitra Finlay, 1926
  • Pterygia Röding, 1798
  • Scabricola Swainson, 1840
  • Strigatella Swainson, 1840
  • Subcancilla Olsson & Harbison, 1953
  • Swainsonia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Vulpecula Blainville, 1824
  • Ziba H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853

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    References

    Mitridae Wikipedia


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