Achatinella decora   (Férussac)


 
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Decorated Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella decora)

 
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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 ca. 1900

 
This very variable coloured species, which was endemic to the Ko'olau Mountains in the northeast of O'ahu, was already rare around 1900, and extinct shortly after.

 
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Decorated Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella decora)


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

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