Tag Archives: Tahaa

Succinea pallida Pfeiffer

Pallid Amber Snail (Succinea pallida)

The Pallid Amber Snail was confined to the sister islands of Ra’iatea and Taha’a, where it was historically very abundant and could be found on any moist places on the ground.

The species, which was described in 1847, is now extinct.



[1] Justin Gerlach: Land and Freshwater Snails of Tahiti and the other Society Islands. Phelsuma Press, Cambridge 2017


edited: 26.11.2018

Partula sagitta Crampton & Cooke

Arrow-shaped Tree-Snail (Partula sagitta)  

This species was described in 1953.  

The Arrow-shaped Tree-Snail was apparently restricted to a single locality at about 230 m in the Hamene valley at the slopes of Mt. Purauti in the center of Taha’a, Society Islands, where it was only ever found by the “Mangareva Expedition” in 1934.  

The species is now clearly extinct.  



[1] Justin Gerlach: Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island Tree-Snails of the Family Partulidae. Phelsuma Press 2016  


edited: 18.10.2017