species: Bursatella leachii in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bursatella leachii

©Alexander Semenov: Bursatella leachii at Lizard Island

©Alexander Semenov: Bursatella leachii at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Anaspidea
Family Notarchidae
Genus Bursatella
Species Bursatella leachii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


The small (about 5 cm) specimens found in the LIRS aquarium in Sep 2014 eject purple "ink" when disturbed.

Web resources


  • Klussmann-Kolb, A. and A. Dinapoli (2006). Systematic position of the pelagic Thecosomata and Gymnosomata within Opisthobranchia (Mollusca, Gastropoda) - revival of the Pteropoda, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 44(2): 118-129. LIRS catalog number 1188.
  • Waegele, H., I. Burghardt, N. Anthes, J. Evertsen, A. Klussman-Kolb and G. Brodie (2006). Species diversity of opisthobranch molluscs on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, In: Contemporary studies into the systematics and evolution of opisthobranch molluscs, (Eds. G. Brodie, S. Fahey and F.E. Wells), Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 69: 33-59. LIRS catalog number 1036.