Biology:Nebularia petrosa

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Short description: Species of gastropod

Nebularia petrosa
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Mitroidea
Family: Mitridae
Subfamily: Cylindromitrinae
Genus: Nebularia
N. petrosa
Binomial name
Nebularia petrosa
(G. B. Sowerby II, 1874)
  • Mitra petrosa G. B. Sowerby II, 1874
  • Mutyca petrosa (G. B. Sowerby II, 1874)

Nebularia petrosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Mitridae, the miters or miter snails.[1][2]


The thick shell is white. The spire is striated and fusiform. The spire is pyramidal. The whorls are sloped. The body whorl is tumid in middle. The aperture is as long as the spire and is channelled at the suture. The outer lip is smooth, thick, contracted anteriorly, rather angular, short and recurved over the siphonal canal. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 MolluscaBase (2018). Nebularia petrosa (G. B. Sowerby II, 1874). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2019-01-04
  2. Fedosov A., Puillandre N., Herrmann M., Kantor Yu., Oliverio M., Dgebuadze P., Modica M.V. & Bouchet P. (2018). The collapse of Mitra: molecular systematics and morphology of the Mitridae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 183(2): 253-337.
  3. Sowerby, G. B. II. (1874). Monograph of the genus Mitra. In G. B. Sowerby II (ed.), Thesaurus conchyliorum, or monographs of genera of shells. Vol. 4 (31-32): 1–46, pls 352–379. London, privately published

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