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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrella psilla (Duclos, 1846) 
AphiaID: 408445

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColumbellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrella Risso, 1826
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColombella psilla Duclos in Chenu, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColumbella japix Duclos, 1848
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColumbella psilla Duclos, 1846 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record Rolán E. 2005. Columbellidae (Gastropoda, Neogastropoda) of the gulf of Guinea with the description of eight new species. Iberus 23(2): 119-156 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTunis Gulf [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritanian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSenegalese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
South Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAngolan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: direct (non-planktotrophic, intracapsular) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell 4.5-5.4 mm high, fusiform with last whorl mote than half the height. Protoconch a little more than one whorl, teleoconch four whorls. Outer surface smooth except for fine spiral striae on the abapical part of last whorl. Aperture subquadrangular, with 4-5 denticles on the inner side of outer lip and minute tubercles on the columella. Colour pattern very characteristic on protoconch, whitish with median brown spiral line; teleoconch brown with large subsutural white patches, white rounded blotches arranged in a quincuncial pattern over the shell and a pale median band on the last whorl.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution West Africa, from Mauritania to Senegal and again in the provinces of Benguela and Namibe, Angola (Rolán, 2005). Introduced in Gulf of Tunis, Mediterranean Sea (Antit et al., in press). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Mitrella psilla (Duclos, 1846)
Mitrella psilla...
Mitrella psilla (Duclos, 1846)Specimens live collected in june 2008 on a rocky pier at La Goulette, Tunisia. Size 5.4 mm (adults) and 2.2 mm (juveniles).
Mitrella psilla...
Mitrella scripta (Linnaeus, 1758)Specimen from La Goulette, Tunisia (mixed bottoms 3-4 m, 30.03.2009), actual size 13.9 mm.
Mitrella scripta
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:408445
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2009-07-06 08:27:13Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2010-09-01 19:50:42Z  changed  Monsecour, Kevin
  
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  Citation: Monsecour, K.; Gofas, S. (2014). Mitrella psilla (Duclos, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=408445 on 2014-04-19
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