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Achatinella abbreviata
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Achatinella abbreviata shell
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily:
Achatinoidea
Family:
Achatinellidae
Genus:
Subgenus:
Bulimella
Species:
A. abbreviata
Binomial name
Achatinella abbreviata
Reeve, 1850
Hawaii Islands - Oahu.PNG
Location of Oʻahu
Synonyms
  • Achatinella bacca Reeve
  • Achatinella nivosa Newcomb
  • Achatinella clementina Pfeiffer

Achatinella abbreviata, an Oʻahu tree snail, is an extinct species of colorful tropical tree-living air-breathing land snail, an arboreal pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the genus Achatinella.

Shell description

The dextral shell is ovate and somewhat ventricose with convex whorls margined round the upper shell. The shell has six whorls. The spire is rather short and obtuse at the apex. The columella is callous and twisted. Olive-yellow, with a black-brown line at the sutures; the lower part of the last whorl is very dark green and the apex is black.

The height of the shell is 19.0 mm. The width of the shell is 10.0 mm.

Distribution

This species was endemic to the Hawaiʻian island of Oʻahu.

Conservation status

This species is considered to be extinct. The IUCN Red List first listed it extinct in 1990.

This article incorporates public domain text (a public domain work of the United States Government) from reference.

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