Kleokyphus callimus Solem

Small Kleokyphus Snail (Kleokyphus callimus)

The Small Kleokyphus Snail was described in 1976 on the basis of four specimens that were collected in 1955 on the island of Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

The shells are less than 0.5 cm in diameter; they are depressed, thin, opaque and white, decorated with regularly spaced, amber-colored flammulations that fade out towards the shell’s base.


syn. Libera heynemanni (Pfeiffer)


Photo: A. Sartori



[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] André F Sartori; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: radiation and decline of endodontid land snails in Makatea, French Polynesia. Zootaxa 3772: 1-68. 2014


edited: 14.03.2024