March 26, 2009
From: Shelby Beckham
I was hoping that you knew what the natural enemy is to a Bullina lineata.
email@example.comBeckham, S., 2009 (Mar 26) What eats Bullina lineata. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/22363
I may be wrong, but this question sounds as though your are doing a school project. Are you interested in other aspects of its biology as well? If you look at the Fact Sheet and earlier messages on this species you will get an idea of what we know about its natural history.
I'm afraid we know very little about what eats sea slugs. This is also the case with lots of other animals simply because we don't often see one animal eating another, and even if we do we don't immediately alert a biologist to what we have seen. Most research on feeding is the other way around. Someone wants to know what a particular animal eats so observations are made on that animal, or its stomach contents are studied, and an article is published with the details. With modern electronic search methods it is possible to see if someone has published an article on what a particular species eats, but as yet, there is no easy way to find if Bullina lineata was one of the unfortunate animals in the list of things eaten.
We have a What eats Slugs? page on the Forum, which is an attempt to build up information on this topic, but we have a long way to go.
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