Mitra typha Reeve, 1845

Mitra typha is rare at Kwajalein, known from a few empty shells brought up in a bag of sand from depths around 45m and a few living shells on the shallow reef mixed in with the very similar Mitra peculiaris. The main difference in the shells of these two species is the presence of a ridge along the spire sutures of M. peculiaris. It seems possible that all the specimens we have seen are variations of one species.

Created 5 September 2015
Updated 25 March 2017

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