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.
This genus is generally found in low intertidal and shallow subtidal areas, in sandy or muddy substrate or below rocks and coral.
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 https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=mitra+aurora+floridula. Accessed 08/11/2018.
The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Mitridae/Pages/Mitridae_intro.htm#Coverage. Accessed 08/11/2018.