Bullina lineata (Gray, 1825)

Bullina lineata
Bullina lineata
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2014
Location: 
Woolgoolga Headland
Depth: 
1m
Bullina lineata
Bullina lineata
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Location: 
Sth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Distribution:

Sometimes common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from Japan, Indonesia, and New Zealand. In Australia recorded from the Western Australia coast from Albany to Exmouth, on the east coast from far north Queensland south to eastern Victoria and including Lord Howe and Norfolk Island.

Ecological Notes:

Found in intertidal and shallow subtidal areas, believed to feed on polychaete worms.

Additional Notes:

This species is able to retract completely into its shell and has a thin operculum. Grows to 20mm shell length.