Oliva vidua   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Olividae

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Description
Size: Length 28.35-38.50 mm; diameter 13.02-17.90 mm.

Color: Brown with wavy dark brown lines and zigzag pattern, often with a dark spiral band in the middle; aperture usually white.

Shell medium; spire stunted; suture deeply and narrowly grooved; body whorl inflated posteriorly; columella with broad callus on the anterior end gradually thinning towards the posterior half, with ridges throughout; posterior end of the columella extended to level with the beak-like extension of the outer lip which extends to level with the spire.


Synonym (s)
Oliva maura Lamarck, 1811
Porphyra vidua Roeding, 1798
Oliva vidua Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 15/02/1972, 28/03/1973)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• SRI LANKA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988) (Depth: 20-50 mts)

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
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Raman, AV and Adiseshasai, K (1989) Macrobenthos from littoral areas off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 265-269 Available at - NIO, Goa

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