species: Oliva annulata in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Oliva annulata

©Barbara Banks: Oliva annulata at Lizard island 40mm ringed olive, usually cream or fawn with a diffused pattern of triangular brown or bluish spots at the suture.

©Barbara Banks: Oliva annulata at lizard island, inside is yellow or orange

©Barbara Banks: Oliva annulata about 3 cm long at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Neogastropoda
Family Olividae
Genus Oliva
Species Oliva annulata



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (length according to Wilson, 1994)



Wilson (1994) notes that this species has diffuse brown shell markings. Some specimens at Lizard Island are completely white on the outer shell.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B.R. (1994). Australian Marine Shells: 2. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.