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Bulla gouldiana California Bubble, Gould's Bubble snail

Bulla gouldianais commonly referred to as California Bubble, Gould's Bubble snail. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Chris Grossman, USA

Gould's Bubble(Bulla gouldiana),Anacapa Island,July 4, 2005


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lexID:
8748 
AphiaID:
510427 
Scientific:
Bulla gouldiana 
German:
Kalifornische Blasenschnecke, Goulds Blasenschnecke 
English:
California Bubble, Gould's Bubble Snail 
Category:
Headshield slugs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cephalaspidea (Order) > Bullidae (Family) > Bulla (Genus) > gouldiana (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pilsbry, 1895 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Gulf of California, North Pacific (Ocean), USA 
Size:
0.98" - 2.91" (2.5cm - 7.4cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Algae 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
2015-09-13 13:34:59 

Info

Bulla gouldiana Pilsbry, 1895

Bulla gouldiana 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 or muddy coasts. Bulla snails are herbivores which feed on green algae. They bury themselves in mud or sand when the tide is out.

Bulla gouldiana has a semi-transparent, thin, round,brown or pale violet shell.Head, mantle and foot are yellowish-brown with whitish dots.

The egg mass is yellow to orange in colour. The jelly eggmass contains oval capsules. Each capsule has up to 25 eggs. Eggs develop into veliger larvae.

Bulla gouldiana can be found in shallow water in sheltered bays(on the western coast of America from California to Ecuador).

Synonym:
Bulla nebulosa

External links

  1. Diver.net Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Medslugs - Dr. Peter Wirtz (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Sea Slug Forum (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Slugside.us (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. Wikipedia englisch (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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