4/27/2012 Email correspondence from Emilio Garcia
"I have not collected Bulla (solida) in the Gulf of Mexico, but I have a specimen dredged by Frank Frumar south of Dry Tortugas (see attachment). Frank is a well- known collector for his deep- water dredgings off Key West and ... he is completely reliable. He has collected a number of specimens ... from the same locality."
4/26/12 Harry Lee
"Clearly Bulla solida
is submerged in the northern part of its range, which probably doesn't reach far into the Gulf of Mexico. I have one from 'off Key West, dredged in 50 m by Jim Phelps, ex Jerry Bijur.'
Since it has a conspicuous and relatively easy-to-identify shell, its absence from well-collected more northerly waters is probably not artifactual..."