This species has been observed on Reunion and Mayotte Islands
Species characteristics :
Superfamily : Bulloidea
Distribution : Reunion and Mayotte
Maximal size (shell) :
Body orange brown with numerous white spot and some darker brown area
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Photo Nathalie Rodrigues
Reunion, 20 November 2014
Identification confirmed by Raymond Huet
Maurice Jay in Vieoceane described 3 species of Bulla from Reunion Island with mottled pattern : Bulla ampulla, B. mabillei and B. vernicosa. The differences between theses 3 species is not very clear, so I prefered tu use the term of Bulla sp. 1
Bibliographic data :
The bullidae are a group of herbivorus bubble snails that have mottled, well calcified shells. Most species are nocturnal and feed on algae
Mollusques de l'île de la Réunion. Collection Jay: Bulla ampulla/mabillei/vernicosa
Gastropod Bulla mabillei
Gastropod Bulla ampulla
Gastropod Bulla vernicosa
Other photos of Bulla sp. 1 :
Mayotte, Sakouli, 21 November 2014,
During the night
Details of one of these specimens...
Reunion,, Etang sale on the rocky coast, less 1 m, 12 February 2010, size : 20 mm
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