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Bulla ampulla   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pacific blue snail

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Cephalaspidea | Bullidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 844)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Cephalaspidea are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Debelius, H. 2001. (Ref. 844)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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