Bulla occidentalis A. Adams, 1850 Western Striate Bubble And Fireworm Preadator

5:03:58 PM: The worm crawled away leaving the empty shell. It took about 12 minutes for the fireworm to consume the snail. On an earlier occasion I witnessed this species of fireworm swallow a living Bulla occidentalis whole - shell and all.

    Photographed by Anne DuPont while SCUBA diving at Lake Worth Lagoon near Peanut Island, Palm Beach Inlet, Palm Beach Co., Florida 6/7/2010 | Underwater photograph copyright 2010 by Anne DuPont (Delray Beach, FL).