Australdonta yoshii Solem

Yoshi’s Australdonta Snail (Australdonta yoshii)

Yoshi’s Australdonta Snail was described in 1976 on the basis of subfossil specimens that were found on the foot of the Matonaa plateau on the island of Rurutu, Austral Islands.

The shells reach sizes of 0.29 to 0.35 cm in diameter; they are light yellowish white with prominent somewhat irregular, zigzag-shaped, reddish flammulations, becoming narrower and more sharply angled on the shell’s base, merging near or in the umbilicus. [1]



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976


edited: 18.02.2024