Oliva (Annulatoliva) annulata   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 6 cm.

Color; Cream or fawn to yellow with numerous diffuse triangular brown spots, a darker fawn subsutural band, and a spiral subsutural row of widely spaced brown spots at the suture, fasciole with widely spaced brown crescent-shaped marks, interior yellow-orange, columella white.

Broad, spire moderately low, fasciole raised, demarcated by an incised spiral line, columellar callus reaching almost to the posterior end of the aperture, strongly lirate, with two high and sharp-edged spiral ridges anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Oliva caerulea Cernohorsky, 1967
Voluta annulata Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Cholet, J Cone-shells.com Available at - http://www.cone-shells.com/

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