December 24, 1999
From: Atsushi Ono
I found brown bubble shell in a bay near the channel, [Kerama Is. - near Okinawa] at 4m depth, on a rope covered with algae and sponge.
Shell length is 6mm long. This is very active animal. I think this is Haminoeidae species.
Could you help me to identify this?
firstname.lastname@example.orgOno, A., 1999 (Dec 24) Hamineobulla? from Kerama Is. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/1694
It is possibly Hamineobulla kawamurai Habe, 1950 which was described from Amami-Oshima, Japan. The genus and species are based on a 7.8mm long shell so I have no idea whether it is related to Bulla or Haminoea, but your animal has an animal which looks quite similar to that of Bulla.
Perhaps Clay Carlson is familiar with this animal and can help us with an identity.