Bufonaria perelegans

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Bufonaria perelegans
Bufonaria perelegans 2010 G1.jpg
Two views of a shell of Bufonaria perelegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Bursidae
Genus: Bufonaria
Species: B. perelegans
Binomial name
Bufonaria perelegans
Beu, 1987
  • Bufonaria (Bufonaria) perelegans Beu, 1987
  • Gyrineum elegantula Sowerby

Bufonaria perelegans is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Bursidae, the frog shells.[1]


Typical shell size of B. perelegans ranges from 65 mm to 70 mm in width and 96 mm to 120 mm in height, making it the largest species of its genus.[2] Its elongated varices are perfectly aligned along the spires, its surface sculpture is finely gemmate (bud-like), and its overall shape is oblong, compressed dorso-ventrally. These three morphological features are in keeping with almost all other species in the Bufonaria genus.


B. perelegans can be found in Pacific waters off the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.[3]


  1. ^ Bufonaria perelegans Beu, 1987. WoRMS (2010). Bufonaria perelegans Beu, 1987. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=476445 on 19 June 2010.
  2. ^ Beu, A. G. (1986). "Taxonomy of gastropods of the families Ranellidae (= Cymatiidae) and Bursidae. Part 2. Descriptions of 14 new modern Indo-West Pacific species and subspecies, with revisions of related taxa". New Zealand Journal of Zoology (Wellington: Science Information Publishing Centre) 13 (3): 328–332. doi:10.1080/03014223.1986.10422668. ISSN 0301-4223. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Eddie. "Bufonaria (Bufonaria) perelegans". Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods. www.gastropods.com. Retrieved 2012-11-18.