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Family Olividae

Olives

Olives live beneath the sand and feed upon small invertebrates and carrion.

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HAWAII

Oliva nitidula sandwicensis

HAWAIIAN OLIVE

 



Family Olivellidae

Dwarf Olives

Dwarf olives also live beneath the sand and feed upon small invertebrates and carrion.  None occur in Hawaii.

 

NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Olivella biplicata

PURPLE or TWO-PLAITED DWARF OLIVE