Partulina kaaeana Baldwin

Mt. Helu Partulina Snail (Partulina kaaeana)  

This species was described in 1906, it was endemic to a single area at an elevation of 1220 on the slopes of the Mt. Helu on western Maui, Hawaii Islands.  

The shell has a size of about 2,1 cm.  


The author of the species also described the life animal.:  

Animal extended in motion longer than the shell. Mantle brownish-black with outer edge bordered with narrow white line. Foot below and sides light slate color. Head above and tentacles dark slate and granulated.”  


The Mt. Helu Partulina Snail was last seen in 1981 and is now clearly extinct.  


Depiction from: ‘G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22: Achatinellidae. 1912-1914’  

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edited: 08.10.2017