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Gambiodonta tumida Cooke & Solem

Dome-shaped Gambiodonta Snail (Gambiodonta tumida)

The Dome-shaped Gambiodonta Snail was described in 1976 based on 33 specimens that had been collected in 1934 on the island of Mangareva, Gambier Islands.

The shells reached average sizes of 0,58 to 0,64 cm in diameter. [1]


The Dome-shaped Gambiodonta Snail was originally known only from specimens collected on the island of Mangareva alone, however, further subfossil shells were later discovered on the islets of Aukena and Taravai, offshore Mangareva Island as well. [2]



[1] Alan Solem: Endodontoid land snails from Pacific Islands (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Sigmurethra). Part I, Family Endodontidae. Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois 1976
[2] Ahmed Abdou; Philippe Bouchet: Noveaux gastéropodes Endodontidae et Punctidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata) récemment éteints de l’archipel des Gambier (Polynésie). Zoosystea 22(4): 689-707. 2000


edited: 19.04.2019