Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Oliva ornata Marrat, 1867

Wood Olive



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

N to NW Australia

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Intertidal, marine, sand, subtidal.


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [220, pl. 616] (Wood Olive)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 OLIVOIDEA 16-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
28-Nov-2011 MODIFIED