Gulella mayottensis (Connolly)

Mayotte Gulella Snail (Gulella mayottensis)  

The Mayotte Gulella Snail was described in 1885, it was endemic to the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.  


The species is commonly referred to as being extinct, however, given the fact that all other molluscan species on the island of Mayotte appear to be still alive, I personally do not know why this particular species should be extinct.  


Depiction from: ‘A. Morelet: Malacologie des Comores. Récolte de M. Humblot a la Grande Comore. Journal de Conchyliologie 33: 288-301. 1885’  

(public domain)  


edited: 06.05.2019