Nassarius olivaceus   (Bruguiere,  1789) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Synonym (s)
Zeuxis olivaceus (Bruguiere, 1789)
Nassa (Alectryon) taenia (Gmelin, 1791)
Buccinum olivaceum Bruguiere, 1789
Arcularia taenia (Gmelin, 1791)
Nassa (Amycla) dimorpha (Cossmann, 1903)
Nassa (Zeuxis) olivacea (Bruguiere, 1789)
Nassa (Zeuxis) taenia (Gmelin, 1791)
Nassa (Zeuxis) taenia var. badia A. Adams, 1852
Nassa approximata Pease, 1868
Nassa badia A. Adams, 1852
Nassa fusca Rousseau, 1854
Nassa melianoides Reeve, 1853
Nassa mitralis A. Adams, 1852
Nassa olivacea (Bruguiere, 1789)
Nassa taenia var. mitralis A. Adams, 1852
Nassarius (Zeuxis) olivaceus (Bruguiere, 1789)
Nassarius taenius (Gmelin, 1791)
Tarazeuxis mitralis (A. Adams, 1852)
Zeuxis olivaceus (Marrat, 1877)
Zeuxis taenia (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name (s)
• Olive Nassa
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
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  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Bouillon, S; Raman, AV; Dauby, P and Dehairs, F (2002) Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotope ratios of subtidal benthic invertebrates in an estuarine mangrove ecosystem (Andhra Pradesh, India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Elsevier 54 901–913 Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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