Bullina vitrea
Pease, 1860

Superfamily: ACTEONOIDEA
Family: Bullinidae


Channel between Récif de l'Infernet & Barrier Reef, 20°36.2'S, 164°11.0'E, 12-15m, in Lagoon, off Koumac, New Caledonia, grey sand substrate, 11 October 1993, 2 specimens, AM C200444. Approx 25mm long crawling.

Originally described from Hawaii, specimens from northern New South Wales, Australia, and New Caledonia are in the collections of the Australian Museum. Sub-fossil specimens, most probably of this species, from Sydney Harbour, were described by Iredale (1929) as Perbullina errans. The shell is characterised by two grey or black spiral bands on the shell, the upper band usually consisting of two lines, the lower band being a single band. The animal is translucent clear with some white pigmentation.

• Pease, W.H., (1860). Descriptions of new species of mollusca from the Sandwich Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 28: 18-37.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (December 19) Bullina vitrea Pease, 1860 . [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/bullvitr

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