Mitra aurora floridula (Sowerby, 1874)


Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Indo-west Pacific, the Philippines and Mauritius. In Australia known from the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and north western Western Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

This genus is generally found in low intertidal and shallow subtidal areas, in sandy or muddy substrate or below rocks and coral.

Additional Notes: 

Carnivorous, thought to feed on sipunculid (Peanut) worms. Specimen pictured discovered in intertidal area on rocky platform and approximately 20 mm in length.  


Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 08/11/2018.

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at Accessed 08/11/2018.