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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Mitra (Nebularia) sowerbyi melvilli Sowerby, 1882

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mitra melvilli Sowerby, 1882
   UnknownMitra (Nebularia) sowerbyi kingae Cernohorsky, 1972
   Scabricola (Scabricola) backae Cernohorsky, 1973


From Indonesia to Western Australia and the Solomon Islands (Cernohorsky, 1991), Flinders Bay, WA and Arafura Sea to eastern Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (Wilson, 1994)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Arafura Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern AustraliaSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory


depth: continental shelf [ to 50 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ 3-27 m. ]
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1976. p.420 [ as Mitra sowerbyi kingae ]  General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1991. p.14 [ Distribution map (Pl. 10), synonymy, type information and general information. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.150 General reference


                            Mitra Lamarck, 1798
                              Mitra (Nebularia) Swainson, 1840
                                Mitra (Nebularia) sowerbyi Orbigny, 1852
                                  Mitra (Nebularia) sowerbyi melvilli Sowerby, 1882


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=13142) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-03-06.