Ridges on the Olive Shell

The animal that lives inside the Olive Shell (family Olividae), has a powerful “foot” that helps it burrow down into the sand and hide in order to grab it’s pray as it passes by. They feed on bivalves (mostly shells with 2 halves) and crabs.

Olive Shell

Ridges of the Olive Shell

I took this close up photo to show the distinct ridges at the bottom of the Olive shell. This one is shaped like a Netted Olive or Lettered Olive, but lacks the markings. It’s more of a light gold color, so I’m not sure what it is.

4 thoughts on “Ridges on the Olive Shell

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  2. magi donaghy

    I was looking up the White Olive to see if i could find a collector. I have a collection of PURE WHITE and GOLDEN OLIVES and i also have a few FREAK of Nature Olive shells. I am looking to sell this collection if you, or know of someone who might be interested. I wish i had a BLACK one but i have been told that they are very rare and have not been noted since the 1950,s. THE White and the Golden are rare and hard to come by. Igot these way down in the Baja Mx. thanks Magi Donaghy

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