Partulina dolei   (Baldwin)

Dole's Partulina
(Partulina dolei)

syn. -


Hawai'i Islands: Maui

local name:

Kahuli (Hawaiian)
Pupu kolea uka (Hawaiian)

size: ca. 2 cm (shell height)

extinction date: (?)

Dole's Partulina occurred only in the east part of Maui, where the species could be found in the rainforests above the Honomanu Bay.

A range of introduced animals, which prey on the native snail species, like the Rosy Wolf Snail (Euglandia rosea (Férussac)), the Blue Garlic Snail (Oxychilus alliarius (Miller)), as well as several species of rats (Rattus spp.), are a great threat for these, extremely slowly reproducing tree snails.


Dole's Partulina (Partulina dolei)

Depiction from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 23, 1915-1916'