Radula of Pupa solidula

June 15, 2001
From: Bill Rudman

To accompany my comments on Japonacteon suturalis here is an SEM photo of the radula of Pupa solidula which is typical of the genus with 5-5 almost identical teeth in a halfrow. Each tooth has a long inner pointed cusp and a number of large pointed basal denticles.

PHOTO: SEM photo of radula. Plateau Karembé, near Koumac, New Caledonia, 20°38'S, 164°16'E, intertidal, mixed substrate, sand and coral blocks, 20 October 1993, 2 specimens, AM C200552. Photo: Alison Miller.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2001 (Jun 15) Radula of Pupa solidula. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/4601


Pupa solidula