Achatinella cestus (Newcomb)
|syn. Achatinella apexfulva cestus (Newcomb)|
Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)
|size: ca. 2 cm
extinction date: last seen 1966
|The Belted Oahu Tree-Snail
is occasionally considered as a subspecies of the Dusky-Apex Oahu
Tree-Snail (Achatinella apexfulva (Dixon)).
The species was distributed exclusively in the Ko'olau Mountains in the east of the island of O'ahu, where it was found in several valleys, among them the Niu, the Palolo, and the Wailupe Valley.
Belted Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella cestus)
Photo from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, 1912-1914'