Achatinella vittata   (Reeve)

Banded Oahu Tree-Snail
(Achatinella vittata)

syn. Achatinella apexfulva vittata (Reeve)


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 1953

The Banded Oahu Tree-Snail, which sometimes is regarded a subspecies of the Dusky-Apex Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella apexfulva (Dixon)), was last found in the year 1953, and is now considered extinct.

The species inhabited a tiny area in the southeast of the Ko'olau Mountains.


Banded Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella vittata)

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