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Mitridae

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

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
  • Acuticylindra Iredale, 1929: synonym of Pterygia Röding, 1798
  • Chrysame H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853: synonym of Strigatella Swainson, 1840
  • Conoelix Swainson, 1821: synonym of Imbricaria Schumacher, 1817
  • Cylindra Schumacher, 1817: synonym of Pterygia Röding, 1798
  • Cylindromitra P. Fischer, 1884: synonym of Pterygia Röding, 1798
  • Diplomitra Finlay, 1926: synonym of Eumitra Tate, 1889
  • Mauritia H. Adams, 1869: synonym of Nebularia Swainson, 1840
  • Mitroidea Pease, 1865: synonym of Nebularia Swainson, 1840
  • Mitrella Swainson, 1831: synonym of Swainsonia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Mutyca H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853: synonym of Nebularia Swainson, 1840
  • Tiarella Swainson, 1840: synonym of Mitra Lamarck, 1798

References

  1. ^ a b c 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

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Mitridae: Brief Summary

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

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.

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