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Family: Bursidae frog shells (See list of species below)

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46 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Bufonaria cristinae
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Bufonaria crumena
[purse frog shell]
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Bufonaria echinata
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Bufonaria gnorima
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Bufonaria margaritula
[noble frog shell]


Bufonaria nobilis
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Bufonaria perelegans
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Bufonaria rana
[common frog shell]
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Bufonaria subgranosa
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Bufonaria thersites
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Bursa asperrima
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Bursa awatii
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Bursa bubo
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Bursa bufonia
[warty frog shell]
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Bursa condita
[tall frog shell]


Bursa corrugata
[gaudy frogsnail]


Bursa cruentata
[blood-stained frog shell]
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Bursa davidboschi
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Bursa fosteri
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Bursa granularis
[Cuba frogsnail]
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Bursa grayana
[elegant frogsnail]
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Bursa lamarcki
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Bursa lamarckii
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Bursa latitudo
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Bursa leo
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Bursa lucaensis
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Bursa mammata
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Bursa natalensis
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Bursa quirihorai
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Bursa ranelloides
[fine-sculpted frogsnail]


Bursa rhodostoma
[St. Thomas frogsnail]


Bursa rosa
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Bursa scrobilator
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Bursa thomae
[St. Thomas frog shell]
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Bursa tuberosissima
[yellow mouthed frog shell]
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Bursa verrucosa
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Bursina borisbeckeri
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Bursina fijiensis
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Bursina ignobilis
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Crossata californica
[California frogsnail]
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Tutufa boholica
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Tutufa bubo
[giant frog shell]


Tutufa bufo
[red-fringed frog shell]


Tutufa oyamai
[Oyama's frog shell]


Tutufa rubeta
[reddish frog shell]
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Tutufa tenuigranosa
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46 Species of Family Bursidae
(frog shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Bufonaria cristinae Western Central Pacific
Bufonaria crumena purse frog shell Indo-West Pacific 9 SHL
Bufonaria echinata Western Indian Ocean
Bufonaria gnorima Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL
Bufonaria margaritula noble frog shell Western Central Pacific
Bufonaria nobilis Western Central Pacific 6 TL
Bufonaria perelegans Western Central Pacific
Bufonaria rana common frog shell Indo-Pacific 9 SHL
Bufonaria subgranosa Western Central Pacific
Bufonaria thersites Western Central Pacific
Bursa asperrima Western Central Pacific
Bursa awatii Western Central Pacific 7.5 TL
Bursa bubo Western Central Pacific
Bursa bufonia warty frog shell Indo-Pacific. 8 SHL
Bursa condita tall frog shell Western Central Pacific 11 TL
Bursa corrugata gaudy frogsnail Atlantic Ocean. 7.5 TL
Bursa cruentata blood-stained frog shell Pacific Ocean.
Bursa davidboschi Western Central Pacific
Bursa fosteri Western Central Pacific
Bursa granularis Cuba frogsnail Indo-West Pacific and Atl 4.8 TL
Bursa grayana elegant frogsnail Western Atlantic. 2.8 DL
Bursa lamarcki Western Central Pacific
Bursa lamarckii Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL
Bursa latitudo Western Central Pacific
Bursa leo Western Central Pacific 4.5 TL
Bursa lucaensis Western Central Pacific
Bursa mammata Western Pacific
Bursa natalensis Western Atlantic. 8.25 DL
Bursa quirihorai Western Central Pacific
Bursa ranelloides fine-sculpted frogsnail Western Atlantic.
Bursa rhodostoma St. Thomas frogsnail Central Pacific and Weste 3.5 TL
Bursa rosa Pacific Ocean. 5.5 TL
Bursa scrobilator Mediterranean Sea.
Bursa thomae St. Thomas frog shell Western Central Atlantic
Bursa tuberosissima yellow mouthed frog shell Western Central Pacific
Bursa verrucosa Southwest Pacific.
Bursina borisbeckeri Western Central Pacific
Bursina fijiensis Western Central Pacific
Bursina ignobilis Western Central Pacific
Crossata californica California frogsnail East and Southwest Pacifi
Tutufa boholica Western Central Pacific
Tutufa bubo giant frog shell Indo-Pacific 30 SHL
Tutufa bufo red-fringed frog shell Indo-West Pacific. 14 TL
Tutufa oyamai Oyama's frog shell Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL
Tutufa rubeta reddish frog shell Indo-Pacific. 11 SHL
Tutufa tenuigranosa Western Central Pacific



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