Amastra tenuispira   (Baldwin)

Fine coiled Hawaii Snail
(Amastra tenuispira)

syn. -


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.


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'