Oliva (Miniaceoliva) caerulea   Roeding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Femorale

Size: 6 cm.

Color: White or yellow, with short black streaks arising from the suture and diffuse, V-shaped, zigzag, greenish or blackish axial lines tending to concentrate in three spiral bands, fasciole with thin brown crescent-shaped marks, interior dark violet, columella cream, orange or white.

Broad, spire moderately low, fasciole demarcted by a raised spiral cord, columellar callus reaching only about half way along the aperture but there are several denticles on the parietal wall, with four sharply angulate spiral ridges anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Oliva episcopalis Lamarck, 1811

Common Name (s)
• Purple Mouth Olive
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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

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