OKINAWAN
OPISTHOBRANCH OF THE WEEK

Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825) 19mm

Opisthobranch of the Week Data

Taxonomy:

Frequency on Okinawa:
Collection Data:
[brackets indicate range for all Okinawa-collected specimens of the species]


Species Account:

        Bullina lineata is considered to be rare on Okinawa as I have seen and collected a total of three living individuals and five empty shells over a period of many years on Okinawa. The featured individual was found crawling on top of a sand patch, amid mixed coral rubble and silty-sand during the daytime.


Copyright © 1999 Robert F. Bolland
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