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Bulla ampulla   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pacific blue snail

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Bulla ampulla   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Gastropoda | Cephalaspidea | Bullidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Debelius, H. 2001. (Ref. 844)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 844)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 165 m (Ref. 107300)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed maximum length from Ref. 844. A strictly herbivorous species that is common on rocky reefs (Ref. 844), and always found around soft silt or mud in where it is usually buried (Ref. 866) during the day (Ref. 107294); common in deep rock pools and tidal swimming pools (Ref. 866). Nocturnal. Emerges at night to feed on seaweeds and grasses (Ref. 107294). Members of the order Cephalaspidea are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown