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Family: Bullidae bubble shells (See list of species below)

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15 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Bulla ampulla
[Pacific blue snail]
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Bulla amygdala
[]
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Bulla arabica
[]
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Bulla bermudae
[]
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Bulla clausa
[imperforate bubble]
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Bulla eburneola
[]
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Bulla gemma
[jewel bubble]
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Bulla gouldiana
[Gould's bubble snail]
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Bulla mabillei
[Angas's bubble]
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Bulla orientalis
[]
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Bulla punctulata
[spotted bubble snail]


Bulla quoyii
[brown bubble shell]
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Bulla solida
[solid bubble]


Bulla striata
[striate bubble]


Bulla vernicosa
[jujube bulla]
15 Species of Family Bullidae
(bubble shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Bulla ampulla Pacific blue snail Indo-Pacific, Southeast A 5 TL
Bulla amygdala Northeast Atlantic and th
Bulla arabica Western Indian Ocean
Bulla bermudae Western Central Atlantic 0.3 DL
Bulla clausa imperforate bubble Western Atlantic 1.15 DL
Bulla eburneola Western Atlantic 0.73 TL
Bulla gemma jewel bubble Western Atlantic 4 DL
Bulla gouldiana Gould's bubble snail Eastern Pacific. 5.5 TL
Bulla mabillei Angas's bubble Pacific Ocean.
Bulla orientalis Western Central Pacific
Bulla punctulata spotted bubble snail Indo-Pacific. 7 TL
Bulla quoyii brown bubble shell Indo-West Pacific
Bulla solida solid bubble Western Atlantic. 5.2 DL
Bulla striata striate bubble Atlantic Ocean and the Me 3.4 NG
Bulla vernicosa jujube bulla Indo-Pacific 5 TL



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