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Achatinella buddii Newcomb

Budd’s Oahu Tree-Snail (Achatinella buddii)

Budd’s Oahu Tree-Snail was described in 1853; it was apparently restricted to the Palolo Valley on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.

The shells reach a size of about 2 cm in height; they are yellowish or cinnamon-colored, slate or fawn, the columella and aperture are white. [1]


This species appears to have gone extinct shortly after 1900, however, an exact extinction date is not known. [1]


[1] Recovery Plan for the O’ahu Tree Snails of the genus Achatinella. U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service. Region One, Portland, Oregon. April 1993


Depiction from: ‘G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, Achatinellidae 1912-1914’ 

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edited: 09.06.2021