Tag Archives: Assimineidae

Conacmella vagans (Hirase)

Rambling Conacmella Snail (Conacmella vagans)

This species was described in 1907; it is restricted to the Ogasawara Islands, Japan.

I could not yet find any additional information, and the species is mentioned here only because of the fact that its name appears in listings of extinct life forms. 


syn. Acmella vagans Hirase


edited: 19.08.2022

Electrina succinea ssp. orites Cooke & Clench

Smaller Electrina Snail (Electrina succinea ssp. orites 

This subspecies was described in the year 1943 on the basis of specimens, which were collected at the Mt. Perahu at elevations of about 365 to 548 m, and which differ from the nominate race.  

The shells are smaller, thinner, and obviously distinctly colored.  



[1] C. Montague Cooke Jr.; William J. Clench: Land Shells (Synceridae) from the Southern and Western Pacific. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 17(20): 249-262. 1943 
[2] Olivier Gargominy; Benoît Fontaine: A Global Overview of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Molluscs. In: Jean-Yves Meyer; Elin. M. Claridge: Biodiversity of the Austral Islands, French Polynesia. Muséum national d´Histoire naturelle, Paris. 55-91. 2014


edited: 10.09.2020