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Leptachatina tenebrosa Pease

Dark Leptachatina Snail (Leptachatina tenebrosa 

The Dark Leptachatina Snail, described in 1869, was endemic to the island of Kaua’I, where it was found at several localities in the Waimea Canyon area, for example Halemanu, Kaholuamano, and Pu’u Ka Pele.  

The shells of this species reached an average height of about 1,2 cm.  


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol 21: Achatinellidae (Amastrinae). 1911’ 

(public domain) 


edited: 31.03.2018