Oliva caerulea   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Olividae

Description
Size: 60 mm in height

Color: White, profusely spotted with blue-gray and golden yellow, often with two faint spiral bands; aperture violet; columella white; fasciole with yellow tinge.

Shell moderately large, spire high and calloused, suture narrow and deep, slightly inflated in the middle; columella with strong callus and three to four ridges on the anterior and thin callus and plications on the posterior.


Synonym (s)
Oliva episcopalis Lamarck, 1811
Oliva episcopalis Lamarck, 1810
Oliva (Miniaceoliva) caerulea (Roding, 1798)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2012-08-30

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