Oliva oliva oliva   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Olividae

Description
Size: 4 cm.

Color: Cream to brown with brown or purplish spots, zigzag lines and sometimes spiral bands, fasciole sometimes with indistinct crescent-shaped brown lines, interior pale brown or blue, columella white.

Sides somewhat convex, spire moderately low, fasciole poorly defined, columella thickly calloused, callus extending to slightly more than half way along the aperture, moderately lirate, with three strong, angulate spiral folds anteriorly.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Prayagi Coast INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • 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/
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa

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