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Bulla punctulata bubble snail


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lexID:
7892 
AphiaID:
510429 
Scientific:
Bulla punctulata 
German:
Blasenschnecke 
English:
Bubble Snail 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Bullidae (Family) > Bulla (Genus) > punctulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
A. Adams in Sowerby, 1850 
Occurrence:
Eastern Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Islands, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (East Pacific), Peru 
Size:
0.79" - 1.5" (2cm - 3.8cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Algae, Food specialist 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-01-18 20:08:09 

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Bulla punctulata A. Adams in Sowerby, 1850

Bulla punctulata is a sea slug belonging to the family of Bullidae, the bubble snails or bubble shells. Bubble snails are mostly nocturnal and can be found on shallow, sandy coasts. Bulla snails are herbivores which feed on green algae. They bury themselves in mud when the tide is out.

The shell of Bulla punctulata looks like the one of Bulla ampula, but is smaller,more cylindrical and cream in colour and two to four spiral bands.

Synonyme:
Bulla aspersa
Bulla punctata
Bulla quoyi
Bulla rufolabris

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Opisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Bulloidea (Superfamily) > Bullidae (Family) > Bulla (Genus) > Bulla punctulata (Species)

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