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White Letterd Olive shell
09-24-2009, 12:43 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
Do Lettered Olive shells come in solid white?
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09-24-2009, 01:16 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
Very, very rarely, but netted olives from the Caribbean do more commonly. See Oliva reticularis form olorinela. If it is a lettered olive it will usually have a faint pattern or will be a pale yellowish colour. Where is it from?
Dave
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09-25-2009, 01:43 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
it is from Myrtle Beach I don't think now it is a lettered olive,lookes like a volute-sort of.  Could be a rice , It has 4 ridges going up the shell. Not good at this at all, very new(-this year -)at this identity stuff. Will try to upload a picture.
thank you
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09-25-2009, 06:55 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
A picture would be very useful if you could upload one. As they say; 'A picture paints a thousand words'.
Don't worry about being a newbie, we were all new to the hobby at one time!<img src="images/smiley/wink.gif" alt="" border="0" />
Dave
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09-30-2009, 11:23 AM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
will post pictures on help forum.
thanks
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09-30-2009, 06:01 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
britsnana,

It would be very helpful and save time if you would always give at least locality data and size of shell.  Here's a white <i>Olivella</i> from Florida (Common name: Rice Olivella).  There are others.

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To post pictures right here in you post see instructions at (Method #1):

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10-02-2009, 08:12 AM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
Thanks I will try that the next time.
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01-02-2010, 04:39 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
I think your ones are just old and bleached by the sun I am afraid. Most of them look like the Purple Dwarf Olive (Olivella biplicata) and they should be quite glossy with an apex that goes to a point. Those in your picture look to have the apex eroded to a flat or open hole. Google them up or go to gastropods .com and see what fresh ones look like.
Dave
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01-02-2010, 06:17 PM,
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White Letterd Olive shell
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There is a picture of a 1/2 albino shell.  

Out of the 100 or so I have found (only nice quality ones pictured here) there has been .5 albino.

They are pretty rare.
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