Oliva miniacea   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 90 mm in height

Color: Creamy yellow, ornamented with irregular, wavy brownish gray axial lines or dots, two broad, dark chocolate broken bands, one below the suture and the other at the middle of the body whorl, aperture characteristically rich orange, a narrow, cream coloured axial band extending from anterior to posterior end along the outer lip, columella white, fasciole band dark brown.

Shell large, heavy, solid, spire short to moderate, sutures deep and channelled; aperture rather wide; columella with three to four plaits anteriorly and denticulate throughout.

Synonym (s)
Cylinder erythrostoma (Meuschen, 1787)
Oliva (Miniaceoliva) miniacea (Roding, 1798)
Porphyria miniacea Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
• Pacific Common Olive (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 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
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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