Endodonta lamellosa (Férussac)

Lamellar Disc Snail (Endodonta lamellosa)

The Lamellar Disc Snail was described in 1822, originally as coming from “Islands of the South Sea“, it was, however, endemic to Mt. Konahuanui, the highest peak of the Ko’olau Mountains on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands. 


The Lamellar Disc Snail is now, like most of its congeners, extinct. [2]



[1] Henry A. Pilsbry; C. Montangue Cooke Jr.; Marie C. Neal: Land Snails from Hawaii, Christmas Island, and Samoa. Bishop Museum Bulletin 47: 1-49. 1928
[2] Norine W. Yeung; Kenneth A. Hayes: Biodiversity and extinction of Hawaiian land snails: how many are left now and what must we do to conserve them – a reply to. Integrative and Comparative Biology 58(6): 1157-1169. 2018


Depiction from: ‘H. A. Pilsbry; E. G. Vanatta: Hawaiian species of Endodonta and Opeas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 57: 783-786. 1905’  

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edited: 06.09.2019