Achatinella turgida   (Newcomb)


 
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Turgid Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella turgida)

 
syn. Achatinella dolium (Pfeiffer)

 
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 1976

 
The Turgid Oahu Tree-Snail once occurred at the 'Aiea Trail s well as on the Manana Trail in the centre of the 'Ewa region in the south of the island of O'ahu.

The species was last seen alive in the year 1976.

 
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Turgid Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella turgida)


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

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