Proximitra

Belongs within: Mitridae. Proximitra is a primarily Australasian group of mitre shells (with Tertiary fossil representatives known elsewhere) with a relatively low, turreted spire and more or less strongly shouldered whorls. <==Proximitra Finlay 1927P61 |–*P. rutidoloma (Suter 1917) [=Vexillum rutidolomum]B70 |–P. apicalis (Hutton 1873) [=Vexillum apicale]F27a |–P. banksi Dell 1951P61 |–P. enysi (Hutton 1873) [=Vexillum… Continue reading Proximitra

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Mitridae

Belongs within: Mitroidea.Contains: Proximitra, Imbricariinae, Strigatella, Nebularia, Mitra. The Mitridae, mitres, are a group of predatory gastropods with a usually long and tapered shell, and a long extensible proboscis that is usually not retracted. As far as is known, all species are exclusive predators of sipunculan worms (Fedosov et al. 2015). Characters (from Wilson & Gillett 1971):… Continue reading Mitridae

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Mitra

Belongs within: Mitridae. Mitra, the mitres, is a genus of predatory gastropods with an elongate proboscis, specialised for feeding on burrowing worms. Both their scientific and vernacular names refer to their resemblence to the mitre (pointed hat) worn by ecclesiastical figures. The bishop’s Mitra Published 26 June 2009 The marine gastropods of the genus Mitra get… Continue reading Mitra