Imbricaria olivaeformis (Swainson, 1821)
olive-shaped mitre
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Mitridae (miter shells), subfamily: Imbricariinae
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Central Pacific.
Biology:  Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 17.03.07
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 17.06.15

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