Partula cytherea Cooke & Crampton

Mountain Tree-Snail (Partula cytherea 

This species, named with another name of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, was described in 1930.  

The Mountain Tree-Snail is known only from the upper slopes of the three highest mountains on the island of Tahiti, Mt. Aorai, Mt. Marau, and Mt. Orohena.  

The species was arboreal, living on ferns and shrubs, mainly on the leaves of lower trees.  



[1] Justin Gerlach: Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island Tree-Snails of the Family Partulidae. Phelsuma Press 2016  


edited: 18.10.2017