Purple Olive Snail

Purple Olive Snail

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Caption: Purple Olive Snail (Olivella biplicata) is found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from British Columbia to Baja. The snail lives in sand and can be found by searching for trails it makes as it burrows about. It has a siphon which can be extended above the sand for respiration.

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Keywords: animal, california fauna, coal oil point preserve, gastropod, gastropoda, horizontal, invertebrate, marine, marine life, mollusca, mollusk, olivella, olivella biplicata, purple dwarf olive, purple olive shell, purple olive snail, purple olivella, sea life, sea shell, shell, siphon, snail, underwater

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