Carelia anceophila Cooke

Olokeke Carelia Snail (Carelia anceophila)

This species was described in 1931; it is known from at least two specimens that were found along the so-called Olokeke trail (a place that I cannot trace) on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands; the specimens, when found, had only been dead for a short time.

The shells must have reached heights of up to 3.8 cm, maybe more. [1]

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References:  

[1] C. Montague Cooke Jr.: The land snail genus Carelia. Bishop Museum Bulletin 85: 1-97. 1931

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edited: 24.01.2024