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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Volutoidea: Olivinae

Oliva sayana Ravenel, 1834


Range: 35.34°N to 18.7°N; 97°W to 75.33°W
Depth: 0 to 130 m (live 0 to 27 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 91  mm

Synonymy

Oliva litterata Lamarck, 1811
Strephona litterata (Lamarck, 1811) 
Oliva sayana Ravenel, 1834
Oliva citrina C. W. Johnson, 1911
Oliva maya Petuch & Sargent, 1986
Oliva sarasotensis Petuch & Sargent, 1986
Oliva texana Petuch & Sargent, 1986
Oliva contoyensis Petuch, 1988

Details


Oliva sayana Ravenel, 1834, p. 19, [Say 1830, pl. 3]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: South Carolina
Range: 35°N to 18.7°N; 96.98°W to 76°W
Depth: 0 to 130 m (live 0 to 18 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 91 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo
References: Springer & Bullis (1956) W; Porter (1974) DLN; García-Cubas (1982) S; Lyons (1989b) l; Hutsell, Hutsell & Pisor (2001) M
Comments: New name for Oliva literata of Say. Ravenel (1834) did not refer explicit to Say's American Conchology, but must have meant that work, in which Say provided an excellent illustration of the species only four years earlier. Say (1830) referred to Lamarck's Oliva litterata but Ravenel thought that was a distinct species from Ceylon. Ravenel's description of the species is extremely brief, "sometimes exceeds 3 inches in length", but is sufficient to distinguish the species from all other Recent Oliva in the Western Atlantic. Records from Venezuela by Macsotay & Campos (2001) are erroneous; their illustrated specimen is not O. sayana.

Oliva circinata var. citrina C. W. Johnson, 1911, p. 123
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Gulf coast of Florida
Maximum Reported Size: 48 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Vanatta (1915) TM

Oliva (Strephona) contoyensis Petuch, 1988, p. 154-155, pl. 32, figs. 12-13
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Off Contoy Island, Yucatan, Mexico
Range: 21.6°N ; 86.7°W
Depth: 35 m
Maximum Reported Size: 37 mm
Distribution: Mexico: Quintana Roo
References: Hunon, Hoarau & Robin (2009) s

Oliva literata sic, 
[Not available]
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, South Carolina
References: Kurtz (1860)
Comments: Error for litterata.

Oliva litterata Lamarck, 1811c, p. 315, [Encyc. Meth. pl. 362, fig. 1]
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 35.34°N to 28°N; 82.5°W to 75.33°W
Depth: 11 to 27 m (live 26 to 27 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 68 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida
References: Lamarck (1811c) M; Melvill (1881); Bush (1885b) DLlNE; Simpson (1887a) {D}
Comments: Non Röding, 1798.
Combining Genera:  Strephona

Oliva (Strephona) maya Petuch & Sargent, 1986, p. 139, pl. 25, figs. 4-5, 8-9, text-fig. 10
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Off Contoy Island, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Range: 21.5°N ; 87°W
Depth: 35 m
Maximum Reported Size: 65 mm
Distribution: Mexico: Quintana Roo
References: Petuch & Sargent (1986) DdNSEWM; Sterba (2003) s (of O. circinata); Hunon, Hoarau & Robin (2009) s

Oliva (Strephona) sayana sarasotensis Petuch & Sargent, 1986, p. 146-147, pl. 28, figs. 4-5, text-fig. 10
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Approximately 15 km due west of Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida
Range: 28°N to 26.4°N; 83°W to 82°W
Depth: 8 to 100 m
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Petuch & Sargent (1986) DdNSEWM; Sterba (2004) s

Oliva (Strephona) sayana texana Petuch & Sargent, 1986, p. 147-148, pl. 38, figs. 3-4, text-fig. 10
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Padre Island, off the coast of southern Texas
Range: 27°N ; 97°W
Maximum Reported Size: 45 mm
Distribution: USA: Texas
References: Petuch & Sargent (1986) NSEWM; Sterba (2004) s


Partial List of References

Johnson, C. W. 1911. Some notes on the Olividae-III. Nautilus 24: 121-124. [Stated date: -- Mar 1911.]
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1811. Suite de la détermination des espèces de Mollusques Testacés. Tarrière. (Terebellum.) Ancillaire. (Ancillaria.) Olive. (Oliva.). Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 16: 300-328. [Stated date: -- --- 1810; true date: -- --- 1811.]
Petuch, E. J. 1988. Neogene history of tropical American mollusks.  [vi] + 217, 39 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia. [Stated date: 15 Dec 1988.]
Petuch, E. J. and D. M. Sargent. 1986. Atlas of the Living Olive Shells of the World.  xv + 253 pp., 39 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ravenel, E. 1834. Catalogue of Recent shells in the cabinet of Edmund Ravenel, M. D..  20 pp. Author: Charleston, South Carolina.

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