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Brown bubble snail
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Euopisthobranchia
clade Cephalaspidea
Superfamily:
Bulloidea
Family:
Bullidae
Genus:
Bulla
Species:
B. quoyii
Binomial name
Bulla quoyii
Gray, 1943
Synonyms
  • Bulla australis Gray, 1825 (Invalid: junior homonym of Bulla australis Férussac, 1822)
  • Bulla australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (Invalid: junior homonym of Bulla australis Férussac, 1822, and B. australis Gray, 1825)
  • Bulla botanica Hedley, 1918 (Nom. nov. pro Bulla australis Gray, 1825, non Férussac, 1822)
  • Bulla castanea A. Adams, 1850
  • Bulla dubiosa Mabille, 1896
  • Bulla oblonga A. Adams, 1850
  • Bulla substriata Menke, 1853
  • Bulla tenuissima Sowerby, 1868
  • Quibulla botanica (Hedley, 1918)
  • Quibulla quoyii (Gray, 1843)

Bulla quoyii, or the brown bubble snail, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Bullidae, the bubble snails.

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 35 mm and 55 mm. The thin, yellowish brown shell has an elongate to ovate-quadrangular shape and shows anterior spiral grooves. The shell is wider on the front side. The white aperture becomes narrower at its top. The spire contains six to seven whorls with raised striae. The lip is pale brown. The columella is white. The color of the periostracum varies from greenish to orange.

Distribution

This species occurs in the North Island of New Zealand and southern Australia, northern Tasmania and the Kermadec islands.

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