Pseudolibera eliporoii Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Elie Poroi’s Pseudolibera Snail  (Pseudolibera eliporoii)

Elie Poroi’s Pseudolibera Snail was described in 2014, it was endemic to the island of Makatea, Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia; it is known from at least 93 specimens, most of which were collected from the deposits inside the Moumu cave.

The shells reach a size of less than 0,7 cm, they are subdepressed, dome-shaped, white and bear regularely spaced amber-colored flammulations which are often more conspicuous on the shell base than apically. [1]



[1] A. F. Sartori; O. Gargominy; B. Fontaine: Radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Makatea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 3772(1): 1–68. 2014


edited: 13.06.2020