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The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.

Mitra episcopalis, Linne

Mitra episcopalis, Linne.

Tryon, Man. Conch., iv., 1882, p. lll, pl. xxxii., fig. 1; Garrett, Journ. Conch., iii., 1880, pp. 3, 14.

I collected several specimens of this mollusk alive, on sandy gravel flats, in the Funafuti lagoon at low water-mark. The shell page 465was formerly employed in the manufacture of native implements by the Funafuti people (see ante pp. 249, 259) who called it "mouri ounga."

Garrett records this species from the Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Gilbert, Caroline, Cook, Society, Paumotu, and Hawaiian Groups. Melvill and Standen notice it from the Loyalty.* In this Museum it is also represented from Torres Straits, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia.

* Melvill & Standen—Loc. cit., viii., p. 99.