Partulina ustulata (Gulick)

Scorched Partulina Snail (Partulina ustulata)  

This species was described in 1856, it was restricted to western Maui, Hawaiian Islands.  

The shells reached sizes of up to 2,5 cm.  

The Scorched Partulina Snail was an arboreal species, it was recorded living on shrubs including the Hawaiian endemic mamaki (Pipturus albidus (Hook. & Arn.) A. Gray ex H. Mann).  


Foto: Hank L. Oppenheimer  

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edited: 08.10.2017