Australdonta microspiralis Zimmermann, Gargominy & Fontaine

Micro-spiraled Austral Snail (Australdonta microspiralis)

The Micro-spiraled Austral Snail was described in 2009; it is only known from subfossil specimens that were recovered from a locality near the eastern coast of Rurutu, Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of about 0.34 cm in diameter; being subfossil they are very worn, creamy white and decorated with faded orange flammulations. [1]


Photo: O. Gargominy



[1] Gabrielle Zimmermann; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: Quatre espèces nouvelles d’Endodontidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) éteints de Rurutu (Îles Australes, Polynésie française). Zoosystema 31(4): 791-805. 2009


edited: 18.02.2024