Papal Mitre (Mitra papalis)

Also known as Bishops Mitre, Mitre, Mitre Snail

Description

Also known as Bishops Mitre, Mitre, Mitre Snail.

Found during the day under rocks over intertidal zones, in the open at night foraging for food.
They feed nocturnally on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Mitres shells can be smooth or notched, the shell resembles a bishops mitre, hence the name!
Mitre shells are usually predatory but sometimes the scavange. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitra_papalis

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