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  Oliva miniacea Röding, 1798
  Family Name : Olividae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Synonyms : Oliva sericea Röding, 1798

  Common Names : Orange-mouth Olive

Orange-mouth Olive
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Shallow sandy flats. Moves about just beneath the surface of the sand leaving a large trail. Carnivorous, and sometimes feeds on remains of other marine animals.
      Habitats :
      Marine, Sandy Shore
      Distribution :
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation; collection for marine curio trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Common on shallow sand banks up to the 1970s but rare since then. Designation of marine nature areas or protected areas would be a useful step.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Tan, S.K. & Woo, H.P.M. 2010. A preliminary checklist of the Molluscs of Singapore. Singapore: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research & Department of Biological Sciences (NUS). 78pp 

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