Hirasea profundispira Pilsbry

Deep-coiled Hirasea Snail (Hirasea profundispira)  

The strange-looking Deep-coiled Hirasea Snail was described in 1902.  

The species comes from the island of Chichijima in the Ogasawara island group, Japan and is considered most likely extinct.  


Depiction from: ‚Henry August Pilsbry: Papers on Mollusca of Japan. Philadelphia 1901-12 ‘  

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edited: 20.03.2018