Amastra tenuispira   (Baldwin)


 
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Fine coiled Hawaii Snail
(Amastra tenuispira)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: O'ahu

 
local name: -

 
size: ca. 1,5 cm (shell heigth)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Fine coiled Hawaii Snail was scientifically described in the year 1895.

The species occurred exclusively at the 1227 m high Mt. Ka'ala (located in the Wai'anae region in the west of the island of O'ahu, and the highest point of the island), and is now considered extinct.

 
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Fine coiled Hawaii Snail (Amastra tenuispira)


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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