Ranella olearium (Linnaeus, 1758)
Little frog triton
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Family:  Buccinidae (buccinum whelks)
Max. size:  20.5 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 100 - 800 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 106831. Outer shelf-upper bathyal species (Ref. 106069). Found on hard bottom (Ref. 106069) and exposed sandy beach (Ref. 84279). Ranellinae are generalist predators, feeding on echinoderms, ascidians and polychaetes (Ref. 87385)
IUCN Red List Status: (LR/nt); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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