Achatinella casta (Newcomb)
|Pure Oahu Tree-Snail
Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)
|size: ca. 2 cm
extinction date: (?)
|The Pure Oahu Tree-Snail was
once found in the 'Ewa region in the south of the island of O'ahu.
The species was formerly split into two subspecies, Achatinella casta ssp. casta (Newcomb) as well as Achatinella casta ssp. margaretae (Pilsbry & Cooke) which both are not accepted any longer.
Pure Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella casta)
Photo from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, 1912-1914'