Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia recorded from northern Western Australia, Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Frequents sandy habitat, where it burrows down to a depth approximately its own length. Found in depths of at least 165 m.
All terebids are carnivorous and thought to prey on worms. Grows to at least 40 mm in length.
The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Terebridae/Pages/Terebra_nebulosa.htm. Accessed 11/11/2018.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=terebra+nebulosa. Accessed 11/11/2018.