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Bulla gouldiana
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.368402 - Bulla gouldiana Pilsbry, 1895 - Bullidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Cephalaspidea
Superfamily:
Bulloidea
Family:
Bullidae
Genus:
Bulla
Species:
B. gouldiana
Binomial name
Bulla gouldiana
Pilsbry, 1895
Synonyms

Bulla nebulosa Gould, 1850

Bulla gouldiana, the California bubble, Gould’s bubble or cloudy bubble snail, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Bullidae, the bubble snails. It is found in shallow water on sheltered coasts of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Description

Bulla gouldiana has a semi-transparent, paper-thin, globose shell that is brown or pale violet. The head, mantle and foot are yellowish-brown with mottled whitish dots. The aperture is wide anteriorly and narrow posteriorly. The egg mass is a yellow to orange tangled string of jelly, containing oval capsules. Each one contains up to 25 eggs, which develop into veliger larvae.

Distribution

Bulla gouldiana is found in shallow water in estuaries and sheltered bays down to depths of 10 m (33 ft) on the western coast of America from California to Ecuador.

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