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Gulella mayottensis (Connolly)

Mayotte Gulella Snail (Gulella mayottensis)  

The Mayotte Gulella Snail was described in 1885, it was endemic to the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.  

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The species is commonly referred to as being extinct, however, given the fact that all other molluscan species on the island of Mayotte appear to be still alive, I personally do not know why this particular species should be extinct.  

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Depiction from: ‘A. Morelet: Malacologie des Comores. Récolte de M. Humblot a la Grande Comore. Journal de Conchyliologie 33: 288-301. 1885’  

(public domain)  

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edited: 06.05.2019