Other identification tools | SeaLifeBase

Non-fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Olividae olive shells (See list of species below)

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):

Select Country (optional):

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional)



154 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
No picture found

Agaronia hilli
[]
No picture found

Agaronia leonardhilli
[]
No picture found

Agaronia travassosi
[]
No picture found

Amalda josecarlosi
[]
No picture found

Amalda pacei
[]
No picture found

Amalda raoulensis
[]
No picture found

Amalda tankervillii
[]
No picture found

Ancilla apicalis
[]
No picture found

Ancilla castanea
[]
No picture found

Ancilla cylindrica
[]
No picture found

Ancilla djiboutina
[]
No picture found

Ancilla exigua
[]
No picture found

Ancilla farsiana
[]
No picture found

Ancilla rubiginosa
[]
No picture found

Ancilla sinensis
[]
No picture found

Belloliva tubulata
[]
No picture found

Eburna balteata
[]
No picture found

Eburna faustoi
[]
No picture found

Eburna glabrata
[]
No picture found

Eburna lienardii
[]
No picture found

Gracilancilla lindae
[]
No picture found

Hesperancilla matthewsi
[]
No picture found

Jaspidella blanesi
[]
No picture found

Jaspidella carminiae
[]
No picture found

Jaspidella jaspidea
[jasper dwarf olive]
No picture found

Jaspidella miris
[]


Oliva annulata
[Amethyst olive]
No picture found

Oliva barbadensis
[]
No picture found

Oliva bathyalis
[]
No picture found

Oliva bayeri
[]
No picture found

Oliva bewleyi
[]


Oliva bifasciata
[]
No picture found

Oliva bulbiformis
[]
No picture found

Oliva bulbosa
[swollen olive]


Oliva caerulea
[purplemouth olive]


Oliva carneola
[carnelian olive]
No picture found

Oliva chrysoplecta
[]
No picture found

Oliva concavospira
[]
No picture found

Oliva drangai
[]
No picture found

Oliva elegans
[]
No picture found

Oliva faba
[]
No picture found

Oliva formosa
[]
No picture found

Oliva fulgurator
[]
No picture found

Oliva goajira
[]
No picture found

Oliva hanleyorum
[]
No picture found

Oliva hemiltona
[]
No picture found

Oliva hirasei
[]
No picture found

Oliva irisans
[]
No picture found

Oliva jamaicensis
[]
No picture found

Oliva keeni
[]
No picture found

Oliva lacanientai
[]
No picture found

Oliva lepida
[]
No picture found

Oliva lignaria
[]
No picture found

Oliva mantichona
[]


Oliva miniacea
[redmouth olive]
No picture found

Oliva mustelina
[weasel olive]
No picture found

Oliva nitidula
[]
No picture found

Oliva nivosa
[]


Oliva oliva
[common olive]
No picture found

Oliva ornata
[]


Oliva panniculata
[silk-clad olive]
No picture found

Oliva parkinsoni
[]


Oliva paxillus
[]
No picture found

Oliva peruviana
[]
No picture found

Oliva poppei
[]
No picture found

Oliva porphyria
[tent olive]


Oliva reticularis
[netted olive]


Oliva reticulata
[blood olive]
No picture found

Oliva richerti
[]
No picture found

Oliva rufofulgurata
[]
No picture found

Oliva rufula
[]
No picture found

Oliva sargenti
[]


Oliva sayana
[lettered olive]


Oliva scripta
[Caribbean olive]
No picture found

Oliva semmelinki
[]
No picture found

Oliva sericea
[orange-mouth olive]
No picture found

Oliva sibogae
[]
No picture found

Oliva sidelia
[]
No picture found

Oliva tessellata
[]
No picture found

Oliva tigridella
[]
No picture found

Oliva tigrina
[tiger olive]
No picture found

Oliva tisiphona
[]
No picture found

Oliva todosina
[]
No picture found

Oliva tremulina
[]


Oliva tricolor
[tricolor olive]
No picture found

Oliva vicdani
[]


Oliva vidua
[black olive]
No picture found

Olivancillaria auricularia
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria carcellesi
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria contortuplicata
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria deshayesiana
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria steeriae
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria teaguei
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria urceus
[pitcher olive]
No picture found

Olivancillaria uretai
[]
No picture found

Olivancillaria vesica
[]
No picture found

Olivella acteocina
[]
No picture found

Olivella amblia
[]
No picture found

Olivella ankeli
[]
No picture found

Olivella arionata
[]
No picture found

Olivella baetica
[beatic dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella barbenthos
[]
No picture found

Olivella biminiensis
[]


Olivella biplicata
[purple dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella bullula
[bubble dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella careorugula
[]


Olivella dama
[]
No picture found

Olivella dealbata
[whitened dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella defiorei
[]
No picture found

Olivella ephamilla
[]


Olivella floralia
[rice olive]
No picture found

Olivella formicacorsii
[]
No picture found

Olivella fulgurata
[]
No picture found

Olivella fundarugata
[]
No picture found

Olivella fuscocincta
[]
No picture found

Olivella guildingii
[]
No picture found

Olivella hyphala
[]
No picture found

Olivella inusta
[]
No picture found

Olivella kifos
[]
No picture found

Olivella klappenbachi
[]
No picture found

Olivella lactea
[Adele's dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella lepta
[]
No picture found

Olivella macgintyi
[]
No picture found

Olivella marmosa
[]
No picture found

Olivella mayabe
[]
No picture found

Olivella mica
[]
No picture found

Olivella miliola
[]


Olivella minuta
[minute dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella miriadina
[]
No picture found

Olivella moorei
[]
No picture found

Olivella mutica
[variable dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella myrmecoon
[]
No picture found

Olivella nivea
[snowy dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella olssoni
[]
No picture found

Olivella orejasmirandai
[]


Olivella perplexa
[puzzling dwarf olive]


Olivella petiolita
[]
No picture found

Olivella plata
[]
No picture found

Olivella puelcha
[]
No picture found

Olivella pulicaria
[]
No picture found

Olivella pusilla
[tiny dwarf olive]
No picture found

Olivella riosi
[]
No picture found

Olivella rosolina
[]
No picture found

Olivella rotunda
[]
No picture found

Olivella santacruzence
[]
No picture found

Olivella scurra
[]
No picture found

Olivella stegeri
[]
No picture found

Olivella tehuelcha
[]
No picture found

Olivella thompsoni
[]
No picture found

Olivella vitilia
[]


Olivella watermani
[]
No picture found

Porphyria flintae
[]
No picture found

Pseudoliva plumbea
[leaden false olive]
No picture found

Turrancilla williamsoni
[]
154 Species of Family Olividae
(olive shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Agaronia hilli Western Central Atlantic 4.6 DL
Agaronia leonardhilli Western Central Atlantic 4.4 DL
Agaronia travassosi Western Atlantic. 6.8 DL
Amalda josecarlosi Western Atlantic. 2.2 DL
Amalda pacei Western Central Atlantic 4 NG
Amalda raoulensis Southwest Pacific
Amalda tankervillii Western Central Atlantic 7.5 NG
Ancilla apicalis Western Central Pacific
Ancilla castanea Western Indian Ocean
Ancilla cylindrica Western Central Pacific
Ancilla djiboutina Western Indian Ocean
Ancilla exigua Western Indian Ocean
Ancilla farsiana Western Indian Ocean
Ancilla rubiginosa Northwest Pacific
Ancilla sinensis Western Central Pacific
Belloliva tubulata Western Atlantic. 1.33 DL
Eburna balteata Western Atlantic. 5.8 DL
Eburna faustoi Western Atlantic. 1.8 DL
Eburna glabrata Western Atlantic. 8 DL
Eburna lienardii Western Atlantic. 5.5 DL
Gracilancilla lindae Western Atlantic. 1.6 DL
Hesperancilla matthewsi Western Atlantic. 2.3 DL
Jaspidella blanesi Western Atlantic 1 DL
Jaspidella carminiae Western Atlantic. 2 DL
Jaspidella jaspidea jasper dwarf olive Western Atlantic. 2.3 DL
Jaspidella miris Western Atlantic. 0.89 DL
Oliva annulata Amethyst olive Indo-Pacific. 6 SHL
Oliva barbadensis Western Atlantic. 5 DL
Oliva bathyalis Western Central Pacific
Oliva bayeri Western Atlantic. 3.65 DL
Oliva bewleyi Western Atlantic. 6.58 DL
Oliva bifasciata Western Central Atlantic
Oliva bulbiformis Western Central Pacific
Oliva bulbosa swollen olive Western Indian Ocean.
Oliva caerulea purplemouth olive Indo-Pacific 6 SHL
Oliva carneola carnelian olive Western Pacific.
Oliva chrysoplecta Western Central Pacific
Oliva concavospira Western Central Pacific
Oliva drangai Western Atlantic. 4.5 DL
Oliva elegans Western Central Pacific
Oliva faba Western Central Pacific
Oliva formosa Western Atlantic. 5.6 DL
Oliva fulgurator Western Central Atlantic 5.8 DL
Oliva goajira Western Atlantic. 5.76 DL
Oliva hanleyorum Western Central Pacific
Oliva hemiltona Western Central Pacific
Oliva hirasei Western Central Pacific
Oliva irisans Western Central Pacific
Oliva jamaicensis Western Atlantic. 4.2 DL
Oliva keeni Western Central Pacific
Oliva lacanientai Western Central Pacific
Oliva lepida Western Central Pacific
Oliva lignaria Western Central Pacific
Oliva mantichona Western Central Pacific
Oliva miniacea redmouth olive Indo-Pacific. 9 SHL
Oliva mustelina weasel olive Northwest Pacific and Wes
Oliva nitidula Western Central Pacific
Oliva nivosa Western Atlantic. 4.92 DL
Oliva oliva common olive Indo-West Pacific 4 SHL
Oliva ornata Eastern Indian Ocean
Oliva panniculata silk-clad olive Western Central Pacific
Oliva parkinsoni Western Central Pacific.
Oliva paxillus Western Central Pacific
Oliva peruviana Southeast Pacific
Oliva poppei Western Central Pacific
Oliva porphyria tent olive Eastern Pacific. Subtrop
Oliva reticularis netted olive Western Central Atlantic. 4.5 DL
Oliva reticulata blood olive Indo-Pacific 5 SHL
Oliva richerti Eastern Central Pacific.
Oliva rufofulgurata Western Central Pacific
Oliva rufula Western Central Pacific
Oliva sargenti Western Atlantic. 3.8 DL
Oliva sayana lettered olive Western Atlantic. 9.1 DL
Oliva scripta Caribbean olive Western Atlantic 4.7 DL
Oliva semmelinki Western Central Pacific
Oliva sericea orange-mouth olive Indo-Pacific
Oliva sibogae Western Central Pacific
Oliva sidelia Western Central Pacific
Oliva tessellata Indo-Pacific.
Oliva tigridella Western Central Pacific
Oliva tigrina tiger olive Indo-West Pacific.
Oliva tisiphona Western Atlantic.
Oliva todosina Western Central Pacific
Oliva tremulina Western Central Pacific
Oliva tricolor tricolor olive Indo-Pacific 6 SHL
Oliva vicdani Western Central Pacific
Oliva vidua black olive Western Central Pacific 7 SHL
Olivancillaria auricularia Western Atlantic. 5 DL
Olivancillaria carcellesi Western Atlantic. 5.5 DL
Olivancillaria contortuplicata Western Atlantic. 3.5 DL
Olivancillaria deshayesiana Western Atlantic. 3 DL
Olivancillaria steeriae Western Atlantic. 4.8 DL
Olivancillaria teaguei Western Atlantic. 2.2 DL
Olivancillaria urceus pitcher olive Western Atlantic. 5.8 DL
Olivancillaria uretai Western Atlantic. 3.65 DL
Olivancillaria vesica Western Atlantic. 4.5 DL
Olivella acteocina Western Atlantic 0.4 DL
Olivella amblia Western Atlantic. 0.82 DL
Olivella ankeli Western Atlantic. 0.85 DL
Olivella arionata Western Atlantic. 0.75 DL
Olivella baetica beatic dwarf olive Eastern Pacific
Olivella barbenthos Western Atlantic. 0.85 DL
Olivella biminiensis Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Olivella biplicata purple dwarf olive Eastern Pacific
Olivella bullula bubble dwarf olive Western Central Atlantic. 1.02 DL
Olivella careorugula Western Atlantic. 0.6 DL
Olivella dama Eastern Central Pacific
Olivella dealbata whitened dwarf olive Western Central Atlantic. 1.4 DL
Olivella defiorei Western Atlantic. 1.45 DL
Olivella ephamilla Western Atlantic. 0.47 DL
Olivella floralia rice olive Western Atlantic. 1.5 DL
Olivella formicacorsii Western Atlantic. 1.15 DL
Olivella fulgurata Western Central Pacific
Olivella fundarugata Western Atlantic. 0.8 DL
Olivella fuscocincta Western Atlantic. 0.95 DL
Olivella guildingii Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Olivella hyphala Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Olivella inusta Western Atlantic 0.7 DL
Olivella kifos Western Atlantic. 1.9 DL
Olivella klappenbachi Western Atlantic. 0.6 DL
Olivella lactea Adele's dwarf olive Western Atlantic 1.3 DL
Olivella lepta Western Pacific
Olivella macgintyi Western Atlantic. 1.18 DL
Olivella marmosa Western Atlantic. 0.54 DL
Olivella mayabe Western Atlantic. 1.06 DL
Olivella mica Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Olivella miliola Western Atlantic. 0.45 DL
Olivella minuta minute dwarf olive Western Atlantic. 1.2 DL
Olivella miriadina Western Atlantic. 0.6 DL
Olivella moorei Western Atlantic. 0.8 DL
Olivella mutica variable dwarf olive Western Atlantic. 1.72 DL
Olivella myrmecoon Western Atlantic. 0.5 DL
Olivella nivea snowy dwarf olive Western Atlantic. 3.4 TL
Olivella olssoni Western Atlantic. 0.8 DL
Olivella orejasmirandai Western Atlantic. 0.8 DL
Olivella perplexa puzzling dwarf olive Western Atlantic 0.5 DL
Olivella petiolita Western Atlantic 1.8 DL
Olivella plata Western Atlantic. 1 DL
Olivella puelcha Western Atlantic. 1.3 DL
Olivella pulicaria Western Central Pacific
Olivella pusilla tiny dwarf olive Western Atlantic. 1.1 DL
Olivella riosi Western Atlantic.
Olivella rosolina Western Atlantic 0.82 DL
Olivella rotunda Western Atlantic 2.5 DL
Olivella santacruzence Western Atlantic. 0.45 DL
Olivella scurra Western Atlantic. 0.9 DL
Olivella stegeri Western Atlantic. 1.12 DL
Olivella tehuelcha Western Atlantic. 1 DL
Olivella thompsoni Western Atlantic. 1.1 DL
Olivella vitilia Western Atlantic. 0.66 DL
Olivella watermani Western Atlantic 1.5 DL
Porphyria flintae Western Central Pacific
Pseudoliva plumbea leaden false olive Eastern Atlantic
Turrancilla williamsoni Western Atlantic. 3.5 DL



Other identification tools in SeaLifeBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search SeaLifeBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in SeaLifeBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search SeaLifeBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in SeaLifeBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search SeaLifeBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in SeaLifeBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by , 30.11.04, ,  php script by , 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by kbanasihan, 06/28/2010