Leptachatina sp. ‘West Maui’

West Maui Leptachatina Snail (Leptachatina sp.)  

This is an undescribed species that is known from about six populations, both on eastern and western Maui, Hawaiian Islands.  

The species was recorded in the 1940s and 1960s from the Hanaula-iki- and Iao Valleys, from the Wahikuli Gulch and from other places; the last record dates to 1971, when only a single population was left.  

The West Maui Leptachatina Snail was a ground-dwelling species that was found in leaf litter, it is certainly extinct like most other members of this genus.  


edited: 08.10.2017