Carelia tenebrosa Cooke

Gloomy Carelia Snail (Carelia tenebrosa)

The Gloomy Carelia Snail was described in 1931; it inhabited the slopes of Mt. Ha’upu near the northern coast of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species was still alive when described but probably already on the brink of extinction.: 

Carelia. Conditions damp. Very scarce and difficult to find alive. Well concealed under mass of dead leaves and rubbish.” [1]



[1] C. Montague Cooke Jr.: The land snail genus Carelia. Bishop Museum Bulletin 85: 1-97. 1931


edited: 25.01.2024