Cookeconcha contorta (Ferrussac)

Contorted Cookeconcha Snail (Cookeconcha contorta)  

This species was originally described in 1824, it is obviously known from only four specimens, it apparently inhabited some place in the Wai’anae Mountains on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands. [1]



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976  


Depiction from: ‘G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second Series: Pulmonata Vol. 3, Helicidae Vol. 1. 1887’

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edited: 13.06.2020