Anoma prunicolor (Chitty)

Plum-colored Anoma Snail (Anoma prunicolor)

The Plum-colored Anoma Snail was described in 1853, the species originates from an unknown locality on the island of Jamaica.

This shell is named from the band of deep plum color behind the lip. Shell less robust, rather long. Not a fresh specimen, red-brown, deeper at either extremety. Lip long and angulated below, expanded and thin at the margin, pure white, with behind it the plum-colored band. Keel acute, white. Striae visible almost to the truncated apex, coarse and wide on the last whorl.” [1]

The shells reach sizes of about 1,9 cm in height.

The Plum-colored Anoma Snail was not found during recent surveys and appears to be extinct.


syn. Cylindrella prunicolor Chitty



[1] George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 16: Urocoptidae, Achatinidae. 1904


edited: 22.09.2020