Bolivina variabilis   (Williamson,  1858) (Foraminifera)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polythalamea

Test short and broad with few chambers. Chambers typically biserial, sutures distinct, test Wall calcareous and finely perforate.

Synonym (s)
Bolivina subexcavata Cushman & Wickenden, 1929
Brizalina variabilis (Williamson, 1858)
Textularia variabilis Williamson, 1858

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 15.49) (Long: 73.44) INDIA (Depth: 56 mts)
• Gujarat, Kharo Creek INDIA (Record: 12/1994) (Depth: 4-13.5 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Anantha, MG; Setty, P and Nigam, R (1986) Benthic foraminifers as indices of diversity and hyposalinity in a morden clastic shelf regime, off Bombay, India Biology of benthic marine organisms 283-288 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ameer Hamsa, KMS. (1976) Some Foraminifera from the Palk Bay Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 18(3) 655-657 Available at -
  • Nigam, R; Prasad, V; Mazumder, A; Garg, R; Saraswat, R and Henriques, PJ (2009) Late Holocene changes in hypoxia off the west coast of India: Micropalaeontological evidences Current Science Current Science Association vol.96(5) 708-713 Available at -
  • Nigam, R and Chaturvedi, SK (2000) Foraminiferal study from Kharo creek, Kachchh (Gujarat), north west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 29 133-138 Available at -

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