NZ Mollusca

Bulla quoyii Gray in Dieffenbach, 1843

Bulla quoyiiParengarenga Harbour, Far North, 53mm
Bulla quoyiiThe common Bubble Shell, 36mm
Bulla quoyiiCrawling on seaweed at low tide, Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ, 10mm
Bulla quoyiiAlive in shallow rock pools at low tide. Far North, NZ, 15mm
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Cephalaspidea - Bullidae - Bulla
Size/Grows to: Height 66mm, Width 37mm
Distribution: North Island and Kermadec Islands [K.A.C.]
Some known Localities
  • Kauanga Channel, Parengarenga Harbour, Far North, NZ
  • Henderson Bay, Far North, NZ
  • Tutukaka Harbour, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Bream Bay, Whangarei, Northland, NZ
  • Morley, M.S., Hayward, B.W. 2015 Intertidal records of 'sea slugs' (nudibranchs and allied opisthobranch gastropods) from northern North Island, New Zealand, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 50 (p.57)
  • Malaquias, M.A.E., Reid, D.G. 2008 Systematic revision of the living species of Bullidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea), with a molecular phylogenetic analysis, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 153(3) (p.524)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979 New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.275)
  • Willan, R.C. 1978 The nomenclature of three Pacific Bulla species, Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia, 4(1) (p.58)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.