Mitra peculiaris Reeve, 1845

A small species, Mitra peculiaris is very common on some lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs, where it lives exposed or under rocks by day and crawls about exposed on the hard reef at night. The distinctly ridged spire differentiates it from the very similiar Mitra typha. Examination of numerous specimens suggests that the ridged spire varies. It would seem possible that what we are calling M. typha is simply a non-ridged form of M. peculiaris.

Created 5 September 2015
Updated 2 January 2015

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