Auriculella expansa Pease

Expanded Auriculella Snail (Auriculella expansa)

The Expanded Auriculella Snail was described in 1868; it apparently inhabited the forests above the Honolua Bay at the north-western coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.

The species was obviously named for its enlarged aperture.


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 23: Appendix to Amastridae. Tornatellinidae. Index, vols. XXI-XXIII. 1915-1916′

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edited: 17.11.2021