Orangia sporadica Solem

Sporadic Orangia Snail (Orangia sporadica)  

The Sporadic Orangia Snail was described in 1976.  

The species is known from 102 specimens which all were collected in 1934. The snails were found hiding under stones in limited quantities at scattered localities.  

The shells reach sizes of about 0,36 to 0,43 cm in diameter.  


The Sporadic Orangia Snail was not found during the most recent field studies and may thus be extinct. [2]  



[1] A. Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976 
[2] Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: A Global Overview of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Molluscs. In: Jean-Yves Meyer; Elin. M. Claridge: Biodiversity of the Austral Islands, French Polynesia. Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle, Paris. 55-91. 2014  


edited: 18.03.2017