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Perdicella fulgurans Sykes

Glistening Perdicella Snail (Perdicella fulgurans)  

The Glistened Perdicella Snail, described in 1900, was restricted to the Makawao District in eastern Maui, Hawaiian Islands. It shared its habitat with a close relative, the Maui Perdicella Snail (Perdicella maniensis (Pfeiffer)).  

The shells in average reached heights of about 1,5 cm.  

Like all of its congeners, also the Glistening Perdicella Snail was arboreal, it inhabited leaves, stems and trunks of the trees in the native rainforests, and probably fed on fungi.  


Depiction from: ‘George W. Tryon; Henry A. Pilsbry; a.o.: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata. Vol. 22: Achatinellidae. 1912-1914’  

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edited: 16.06.2020