Pupa nitidula
(Lamarck, 1822)

Superfamily: ACTEONOIDEA
Family: Acteonidae


Indo-West Pacific


Ilot Tangadiou, near Koumac, New Caledonia, 20°33.5'S, 164°13'E, 1 m, intertidal, irregular coral platform, pools, etc., 8 October 1993, 1 specimen. PHOTO: Bill Rudman.

Easily recognisable from the smooth inflated shell. Usually pink in colour but specimens can be very pale and in some cases white. It has been recorded from much of the tropical Indo-West Pacific.

• Lamarck, J.B., (1822). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres, 6(2), 1-232.

Authorship details
Rudman, W.B., 2000 (January 29) Pupa nitidula (Lamarck, 1822). [In] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet/pupaniti

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