Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Vetigastropoda > Superfamily Trochoidea > Family Margaritidae > Genus Margarites

Margarites olivaceus (Brown, 1827)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MargaritesGray, 1847accepted genus name
Margarita Leach, 1819 later homonym
Margarita Leach, 1819 synonym
Trochus (Margarita) Leach, 1819 synonym

Species group names

Margarita argentata Gould, 1841 synonym
Margarita argentata var. gigantea Leche, 1878 synonym
Margarita frielei Krause, 1885 synonym
Margarita glauca Møller, 1842 synonym
Margarita harrisoni Hancock, 1846 synonym
Margarites gigantea Galkin, 1955 synonym
Margarites grosvenori Dall, 1926 synonym
Turbo olivaceus Brown, 1827 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: eastern olive margarite; olive margarite


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Gofas, S. (2014). Margarites olivaceus (Brown, 1827). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141822




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