Taxon profile


Bulla gouldiana H. A. Pilsbry, 1895

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Opistobranchia - opisthobranchs »  family Bullidae - Bubble Shells »  genus Bulla


Bulla gouldiana

Author: Jan Delsing

Bulla gouldiana

Author: Tryon & Pilsbry, Manual of Conchologie S1, Vol 15

Bulla gouldiana

Author: Jan Delsing

Bulla gouldiana

Author: Systematisches Conchylien Cabinet.

Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete


Shell large, ovate or oval, thin; pinkish fawn-colored dappled with slate-black spots, each shading into the ground-color on the right and bordered with whitish on the left, or with similarly shaded W or V -shaped markings; covered when fresh by a yellowish-brown or mahogany epidermis. Surface smoothish, with irregular growth-wrinkles; showing under a strong lens an extremely minute granulation. Apex narrowly umbilicated, the interior of the perforation showing no spiral striae, or but a few in its depth. Columella thickened with crescentic callus. Interior of mouth showing the external markings viewed by reflected light. Alt, 55; diam., 37 mm. (Pilsbry.)
Source: Oldroyd, I.S. 1927 . The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America. Volume IIa


RANGE. Santa Barbara, California, to Mazatlan, Mexico.


This is the shell we have called Bulla nebulosa Gould. Gould's type is in the State Museum at Albany, No. 169, and his type locality is given as San Diego, California.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Bulla gouldiana Pilsbry, 1893]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Bulla gouldiana PILSBRY, 1895]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.