Bulla ampulla Linnaeus, 1758

This is known from empty shells at Kwajalein and Enewetak. We have no photos of Marshall Islands living animals. The photos below show an empty shell measuring 43.7mm in length found at about 20m in a Kwajalein lagoon Halimeda patch on 25 July 2009. It must have been recently vacated by a Dardanus hermit crab, since two of the crab's Calliactis anemones are still attached to the shell.

Created 27 January 2007
Updated 25 July 2009

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