Oleacina guadeloupensis Pfeiffer

Guadeloupe Robber Snail (Oleacina guadeloupensis)  

The Guadeloupe Robber Snail was described in 1856, it was endemic to the Guadeloupe archipelago in the Lesser Antilles.

The species inhabited damp, shady places under plant debris and stones and probably, like most members of its family, fed on other snail species.

The Guadeloupe Robber Snail is now considered extinct.


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata Vol. 19, Oleacinidae, Ferussacidae 1907-1908’  

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edited: 06.09.2019