Mitridae

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Mitridae
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Shells of a group of different species of mitrids
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Mitroidea
Family: Mitridae
Swainson, 1931
Genera

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Synonyms [1]
  • Pleioptygmatidae Quinn, 1989
  • Pleioptygmatinae Quinn, 1989· accepted, alternate representation

Mitridae, known as mitre shells, are a taxonomic family of sea snails, widely distributed marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Mitroidea. [1]

Contents

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.

The dentition of radula in the Mitroidea is rachiglossate, with well-developed central and lateral teeth, both comb-like. Members of this family are predators. [2]

Distribution

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

Subfamilies and genera

Subfamilies and genera in the family Mitridae include: [1] [3]

Genera brought into synonymy

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Costellariidae Family of sea snails

Costellariidae sometimes called the "ribbed miters" is a taxonomic family of minute to medium-sized predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks. This family of snails is also sometimes referred to as Vexillum miters. The main family of miter shells however is Mitridae, a closely related group.

<i>Imbricaria</i>

Imbricaria is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

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<i>Cancilla</i>

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<i>Strigatella</i>

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<i>Domiporta</i>

Domiporta is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitridae.

<i>Pterygia</i> (gastropod)

Pterygia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitroidea.

<i>Pusia</i>

Pusia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Costellariidae.

<i>Scabricola</i>

Scabricola is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitridae.

<i>Subcancilla</i>

Subcancilla is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitroidea.

<i>Swainsonia</i>

Swainsonia is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Mitridae.

<i>Nebularia</i>

Nebularia is a genus of predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks within the family of Mitridae. This name was originally proposed as a subgenus of the genus Mitra. The type species of this genus is Nebularia contractaSwainson, 1820.

Mitroidea

Mitroidea is a superfamily of Recent and fossil sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks within the order Neogastropoda.

Imbricaria amoena is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

Scabricola mariae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

Swainsonia ekerae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

<i>Strigatella ambigua</i>

Strigatella ambigua is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.

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

References

  1. 1 2 3 MolluscaBase (2018). Mitridae Swainson, 1831. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=23073 on 2018-03-04
  2. Ponder, Winston Frank; Lindberg, David R.; Ponder, Juliet Mary (2019). Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca. CRC Press. p. 1934. ISBN   978-1-351-11564-3.
  3. Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN   0-00-216906-1