MITER SHELLS FROM THE TROPICS ARE RICH IN COLOR, SMOOTH AND SOME ORNAMENTED

    Miter shells can be very colorful. Many miters are smooth while others are ornamented with spiral ribs. All have a narrow aperture, siphonal notch and folds on the columella (central pillar of a gastropod shell visible within the aperture (opening at the front end of a gastropod shell. The outer lip of a miter may be toothed, smooth or corrugated.


  • Miters are common especially in the tropical Indo-pacific region. Most miters live in the intertidal zones, preferring sand, coral areas or stoney seafloors. Many are predatory mollusks and a few are scavengers.



Mitra Mitra

MITRA MITRA SHELL

  • Mitra Mitra are gastropods (mollusks producing a single shell) They are wide spread, colorful and many elaborately decorated.


  • This specimen ranges from the Indian Ocean east to Australian/New Zealand shores. The Mitra Mitra prefers sandy shallow tropical seas.


  • This shell got its name from resembling a bishops miter. The Mitra Mitra is often called the Episcopal Miter. The color is white with spiral rows of orange dots (Orange-spotted Sand Snail) with intervals of burnt orange blotches.



  • J0-17

  • One Mitra Mitra specimen shell 2 or less inches...... .79


  • J1-17

  • One Mitra Mitra specimen shells 3 or less inches...... .89


  • J2.3-17

  • One Mitra Mitra specimen shell 3 4/8 or less inches.......$1.39


  • J4.5-17

  • One Mitra Mitra specimen shell 4 6/8 of less inches......$2.35


  • Mitra Papalis

    MITRA PAPALIS SPECIMEN SHELL

  • Mitra Papalis is a gastropod belonging to the Miter group of shells.


  • Thses shells are smooth, colorful and found in inter tidal zones in the deep tropics. They hide under stones and burrow in sand. In particular, the Papalis are found ranging from the Indian Ocean east to the northern Australian/New Zealand shores. They are both predators and scavengers with the need arrives.


  • SM2-723

  • One Mitra Papalis specimen shell 3 or less inches......$2.35

  • SM1-723


  • One Mitra Papalis specimen shell 4 7/8 or less inches......$2.75



  • Mitra Taeniatum

    MITRA TAENIATUM

  • Mitra Taeniatum shells belong to the Miter shell family.


  • The Miter family of shells are popular for their color and ornaments. These shells can be smooth or ornamented with siral ribs or vertical folds.


  • Most Miter shells are found in the Indo-Pacific region ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Southern shores of Japan. They inhabit the inter tidal zone often found among coral, sand or under stones.


  • Miter shells or for that matter Mitra Taeniatum shells are predators and at times take on scavenging practices.


  • T1-17

  • One Mitra Taeniatum shell 2 or less inches...... $2.75



  • Giant Mitre Shells

    GIANT MITRE SHELLS

  • Giant Mitre or Plicated/Plaited Mitre shells belong to the Miter shell family.


  • The Miter family of shells are popular for their color and ornaments. These shells can be smooth or ornamented with siral ribs or vertical folds.


  • Most Miter shells are found in the Indo-Pacific region ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Southern shores of Japan. They inhabit the inter tidal zone often found among coral, sand or under stones.


  • Miter shells or for that matter Mitre shells are predators and at times take on scavenging practices.


  • GM1-7


  • One Giant Mitre shells 1 1/2 or less inches...... .24



  • Mitre Shells

    MITRE SHELLS

  • Mitre shells belong to the Miter shell family.


  • The Miter family of shells are popular for their color and ornaments. These shells can be smooth or ornamented with siral ribs or vertical folds.


  • Most Miter shells are found in the Indo-Pacific region ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Southern shores of Japan. They inhabit the inter tidal zone often found among coral, sand or under stones.


  • Miter shells or for that matter Mitre shells are predators and at times take on scavenging practices.


  • 01-10


  • One Mitre shell 1 inch or less...... .04



  • BLACK MITRA SHELLS

  • YY2-9

  • One Black Mitra Shell 3 6/8 or less inches... .25



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