Carelia lymani Cooke

Lyman’s Carelia Snail (Carelia lymani)  

This species was described in 1931 based on a single [?] subfossil specimen.  

The species was certainly endemic to the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, as most of its other congeners; the exact location, however, is not known, the specimen was found in a private collection in a tray together with specimens of Pilsbry’s Carelia Snail (Carelia pilsbryi Sykes).  

The single known shell is about 4,5 cm high. [1]  



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


edited: 21.10.2017