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Achatinella pulcherrima Swainson

Beautiful Oahu Tree Snail (Achatinella pulcherrima)

The Beautiful Oahu Tree Snail was described in 1828.

The shells reached heights of about 1,8 to 2 cm, they are generally deep chestnut and orange colored and was decorated with one to three fulvous, orange, white or yellow bands; the margin of the lip is brown. [1]


The Beautiful Oahu Tree Snail was last seen alive in 1974 at a place named Helemano somewhere in the center of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands. [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: ‘W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 22, Achatinellidae 1912-1914′ 

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edited: 08.06.2021