Olivella minuta

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Olivella minuta
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.359403 - Olivella minuta (Link, 1807) - Olivellidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Olivoidea
Family: Olivellidae
Genus: Olivella
Species: O. minuta
Binomial name
Olivella minuta
(Link, 1807)[1]
Synonyms
  • Oliva cyanea Reeve, 1850
  • Oliva verreauxii Ducros de Saint Germain, 1857
  • Oliva zigzag Duclos, 1835
  • Porphyria minuta Link, 1807 (original combination)
  • Voluta nitidula Dillwyn, 1817

Olivella minuta, common name the minute dwarf olive, is a species of small sea snail, marine gastropod mollusk in the family Olivellidae, the dwarf olives.[2]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 6 mm and 15 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and off the Lesser Antilles.

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