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Oliva from Sri Lanka - helmetapointe - 09-30-2012

                            Need ID help for this smal ( 28.4 mm ) Oliva from North-West-Sri Lanka.


                [img width=561 height=480]http://nsa30.casimages.com/img/2012/09/30/120930024235398236.jpg[/img]

                                                        Thank you in advance


Re: Oliva from Sri Lanka - dave r - 10-01-2012

Looks like a juvenile Agaronia gibbosa.


Re: Oliva from Sri Lanka - helmetapointe - 10-02-2012

Thank you Dave !

Found out, it looks also similar to Agaronia nebulosa
      ( Compendium of seashells, page 196 )


Re: Oliva from Sri Lanka - dave r - 10-02-2012

Similar but not the same. It is a different shape, diferent spire, different banding and different aperture to A. nebulosa. Juvenile A. gibbosa are much more slender that adults as this one is. There is a photo in Sterba's 'Olividae, A Worldwide Collector's Guide' that is exactly like yours.


Re: Oliva from Sri Lanka - helmetapointe - 10-03-2012

                    Thank you Dave !

            I'll place them with the gibbosa.


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