Bursa granularis

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Bursa granularis
Bursa granularis 01.JPG
A shell of Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798)
Scientific classification
B. granularis
Binomial name
Bursa granularis
(Röding, 1798)
  • Biplex rubicola Perry, 1811
  • Bursa affinis (Broderip, 1833)
  • Bursa affinis granularis (Röding, 1798)
  • Bursa alfredensis Turton, 1932
  • Bursa corrugata lineata Nowell-Usticke, 1959
  • Bursa cumingiana Dunker, 1862
  • Bursa granifera (Lamarck, 1816)
  • Bursa granularis f. affinis (Broderip, 1833)
  • Bursa granularis f. alfredensis Turton, 1932
  • Bursa kowiensis Turton, 1932
  • Bursa livida Reeve, 1844
  • Ranella affinis Broderip, 1833
  • Ranella cubaniana d’Orbigny, 1841
  • Ranella granifera Lamarck, 1816
  • Ranella livida Reeve, 1844
  • Tritonium granularis Röding, 1798 (basionym)
  • Tritonium jabick Röding, 1798
Apertural view of Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798) with operculum.

Bursa granularis, common name the granular frog shell, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Bursidae, the frog shells.[1]


This marine species occurs in the Indo-West Pacific, off New Zealand, in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.


The maximum recorded shell length is 65 mm.[2]


Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 256 m.[2]


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