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Bulla ampulla Pacific Bubble snail


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lexID:
7590 
AphiaID:
181195 
Scientific:
Bulla ampulla 
German:
Pazifische Blasenschnecke 
English:
Pacific Bubble Snail 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Bullidae (Family) > Bulla (Genus) > ampulla (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Japan, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Red Sea, Sulawesi, Tansania, the Mediterranean Sea, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 1.57" (4 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-10-03 17:56:44 

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Bulla ampulla Linnaeus, 1758

Bulla ampulla is a sea slug belongs to the family of Bullidae - the bubble snails or bubble shells.Species of Bulla are found in temperate and tropical waters. They are herbivorous and nocturnal. During the day they are burrowing in soft bottom or under corals.

All species of Bulla are very similar.

Synonymised names:
Bulla ampulla var. mozambicensis Bergh, 1900
Bulla columellaris Menke, 1854
Bulla columellaris var. bifasciata Menke, 1854
Bulla columellaris var. vermiculata Menke, 1854
Bulla delorti Mabille, 1896
Bulla trifasciata G. B. Sowerby II, 1868
Bulla villosa Martyn, 1784 (Unavailable name (ICZN Opinion 456))
Bullaria ampulla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Quibulla selina Iredale, 1929

Direct children (2):
Subspecies Bulla ampulla striata Röding, 1798 (nomen dubium)
Variety Bulla ampulla var. mozambicensis Bergh, 1900 accepted as Bulla ampulla Linnaeus, 1758

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