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Nesiocina gambierensis Richling & Bouchet

Gambier Islands Nesiocina Snail (Nesiocina gambierensis)  

This species was described in 2013 based on only 11 highly eroded and worn specimens that were found on three islands of the Gambier Islands group.  

The species was the smallest member of its genus, the tiny shells are only about 1,5 to 1,8 cm in diameter.  


[1] Ira Richling; Philippe Bouchet: Extinct even before scientific recognition: a remarkable radiation of helicinid snails (Helicinidae) on the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 2433-2468. 2013  


edited: 10.10.2017