Achatinella curta   (Newcomb)


 
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Small Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella curta)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name:

Kahuli (Hawaiian)
Pupu kani oe (Hawaiian)
Pupu kuahiwi (Hawaiian)

 
size: ca. 2 cm (shell height)

extinction date: last seen 1989 (?)

 
The Small Oahu Tree-Snail comes from the Ko'olau Mountains in the northeast of the island of O'ahu, where the last populations were found on the Helemano, the Kawailoa as well as the Peahinaia Trails.

The species was last seen alive in the year 1989 (?), and is now considered most probably extinct.

 
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Small Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella curta)


Depiction from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, 1912-1914'

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