Amastra porcus   (Hyatt & Pilsbry)


 
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Mokuleia Hawaii Snail
(Amastra porcus)

 
syn. -

 
distribition:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 1 cm (shell heigth)

extinction date: (?)

 
The relatively small Mokuleia Hawaii Snail comes from the vicinity of the Mokule'ia Bay at the bottom of the Wai'anae Mountains in the west of the island of O'ahu, and was described in the year 1911 from a not fully adult individual.

The species is now considered extinct.

 
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Mokuleia Hawaii Snail (Amastra porcus)


Depiction from: 'Alpheus Hyatt; Henry Augustus Pilsbry (Leptachatina by C. Montague Cooke): Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 21: Achatinellidae (Amastrinae). 1911'

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