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Mitra coronata 001.jpg
Two views of a shell of Mitra (Nebularia) coronata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Mitridae
Genus: Mitra
Type species
Mitra contracta Swainson, 1820
  • Chrysame H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Mitra (Nebularia) Swainson, 1840 (original rank)
  • Phaeomitra Martens, 1880

Nebularia is a name used for a group of predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks within the genus Mitra. This name was originally proposed as a subgenus, but the validity of this name as a taxon is questionable. Mitra (Nebularia) Swainson, 1840 is considered by the authoritative database WoRMS to be an "alternative representation" of Mitra Lamarck, 1798.[1] The type species of this subgenus is Mitra coronata Swainson, 1820


In 1991, Cernohorsky considered that the subgenus Nebularia does not form a well-defined group.[2]

In 2001, Thorsson and Salisbury used the tern Nebularia as a group (and not as a valid taxonomic name), for species related to the type species Mitra coronata.[3]


Species of Mitra that are sometimes assigned to this group include:


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Robin, A. (2014). Mitra (Nebularia) Swainson, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-04-17
  2. ^ Cernohorsky, W. O., 1991. The Mitridae of the World. Part 2. The Subfamily Mitrinae concluded and Subfamilies Imbricariinae and Cylindromitrinae. Monographs of Marine Mollusca. ISSN 0162-8321 Trophon Corp. Silver Spring, MD. Pages 1 to 164
  3. ^ Wesley M. Thorsson and Richard Salisbury: Introduction to Chapter 2 of Living Mitridae: Nebularia, Part 1; Internet Hawaiian Shell News, July 2001