Mautodontha zebrina (Garrett)

Striped Mautodontha Snail (Mautodontha zebrina)

The Striped Mautodontha Snail was described in 1874, it is known only from six specimens that were collected in an (unnamed?) valley on the island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

The shells reach sizes of 0,37 to 0,46 cm in diameter; they are very light yellowish horn-colored with irregularly spaced, reddish flammulations that fade out towards the umbilicus. [1]


The Striped Mauthodonta Snail is now extinct.



[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: 13.03.2021