Olivancillaria gibbosa   Born,  1778 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Olividae

Description
Size: 43.68 mm.
Length: 34.15-35.28 mm.
Diameter: 15.10-15.72 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 24.85-25.20 mm.

Color: Blue or pale yellow, with black spotted yellow band at the base, spire and columella yellowish white; interior of aperture bluish white.

Shell broadly cylindrical, thick, stout, fusiformly ovate, with highly polished surface; spire acuminate; columella heavily calloused which extends posteriorly; plaits almost buried; aperture narrow and elongated; with a small slit like posterior canal and broadly open anterior canal, semilunar notch.


Synonym (s)
Voluta gibbosa Born, 1778
Oliva gibbosa Reeve, 1850
Olivancillaria gibbosa Abbott & Dance, 1982
Voluta gibbosa Born, 1780
Olivancillaria gibbosa Ray, 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1954, 1985)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 27/06/1949, 28/11/1984-30/11/1984)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Orissa, Kasafal INDIA (Record: 23/01/1975)
• Orissa, Off Paradwip INDIA (Record: 1916)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 20/02/1948)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa, Talburai INDIA (Record: 29/11/1962)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 00/11/1923)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

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