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

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Size: 70 mm in height

Color: Surface ornamented with three dark coloured bands on creamy white background; two broad, blackish- brown spiral zones.

Shell moderately large, spire very low with pointed apex, suture narrow and deeply channeled with a raised callous projection, anterior end of columella calloused; aperture narrow; outer lip extends posteriorly to level with the shoulder of the body whorl; columella with plicae.

Synonym (s)
Oliva testilina Lamarck, 1899
Porphyria sericea Roeding, 1798

Common Name (s)
• Orange Mouth Olive
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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