Mitra pyramis (Wood, 1828)

Mitra pyramis is rare at Kwajalein. Specimens have been seen on lagoon pinnacles but mostly on the seaward reef, where they live in sand in surge channel caves, sometimes coming out to crawl on cave walls at night, at depths of 10 to at least 45m. Shells look similar to some forms of Mitra ustulata, but that species lacks the axial ribbing of M. pyramis.

Created 5 September 2015

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