Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Gastropoda > Order: Littorinimorpha > Family: Ranellidae > Genus: Ranella > Species: Ranella olearia

Ranella olearia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Lower Risk: Near Theatened


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Ranella altavillensis de Gregorio, 1884
Ranella atlantica Monterosato, 1890
Ranella barcellosi Matthews, Rios & Coelho, 1973
Ranella bicanalata de Gregorio, 1884
Ranella borniana de Gregorio, 1884
Ranella bronni Michelotti, 1847
Ranella budensis Noszky, 1940
Ranella miocenica Michelotti, 1847
Buccinum olearium (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ranella olearium (Linnaeus 1758)
Murex olearium Linnaeus, 1758
Murex gyrinus Linnaeus, 1758
Ranella gigantea Lamarck, 1816
Gyrina maculata Schumacher, 1817
Ranella incerta Michelotti, 1847
Argobuccinum olearium (Linnaeus, 1758)
Argobucinum giganteum (Lamarck, 1816)
Ranella reticularis var. mediterranea De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. borniana De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. altavillensis De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. bicanalata De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. bicaudata De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. frigida De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. meneghinii De Gregorio, 1884
Ranella reticularis var. isba De Gregorio, 1885
Ranella reticularis var. atlantica Monterosato, 1890
Argobuccinum giganteum var. magnifica Coen, 1941
Argobuccinum giganteum var. intusdentata Coen, 1941
Argobuccinum giganteum var. dilatata Coen, 1941
Argobuccinum giganteum var. curvicauda Coen, 1941
Argobuccinum giganteum var. rarituberculatum Settepassi, 1970
Argobuccinum giganteum duplonodosum Settepassi, 1970
Argobuccinum giganteum exile Settepassi, 1970
Argobuccinum giganteum inflatum Settepassi, 1970
Argobuccinum giganteum nodosum Settepassi, 1970
Argobuccinum giganteum

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External data

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