Minidonta taunensis Solem & Cooke

Tauna Disc Snail (Minidonta taunensis)  

This species was described in the year 1976 on the basis of two specimens, which had been found in the year 1934 on the small coral islet Tauna in the Gambier Archipelago, sitting on dead leaves.  

The shells reach an average size of 0,22 cm in diameter.  


The Tauna Disc Snail was for a long time known only from the typus material, but then, in the year 1997, shells of this species were also found on the islands of Akamaru and Kouaku.  



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976 
[2] Ahmed Abdou; Philippe Bouchet: Nouveaux gastéropodes Endodontidae et Punctidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) récemment éteints da l’archipel des Gambier (Polynésie). Zoosystema 22(4): 689-707. 2000  


edited: 23.09.2017