Australdonta oheatora Sartori, Gargominy & Fontaine

Oheatora Australdonta Snail (Australdonta oheatora)

The Oheatora Australdonta Snail was described in 2013; it is known from about 35 specimens that were recovered from the island of Rurutu, Austral Islands.

The shells are small, thin, relatively high, subdepressed, opaque to pellucid, white to light fawn-colored and show no traces of markings. [1]


Photo: André F. Sartori



[1] André F. Sartori; Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: Anthropogenic extinction of Pacific and snails: A case study of Rurutu, French Polynesia, with description of eight new species of endodontids (Pulmonata). Zootaxa 3640(3): 343-372. 2013


edited: 18.02.2024