species: Bulla vernicosa in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bulla vernicosa

©Johanna Werminghausen: Bulla vernicosa at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Cephalaspidea
Family Bullidae
Genus Bulla
Species Bulla vernicosa



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


Bill Rudman in Sea Slug Forum (accessed 13 Aug 2017) suggests that Bulla ampulla and Bulla vernicosa may be synonyms. Both species have been recorded from Lizard Island by people knowlegeable in the field and their photos have been included here as identified by them.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.