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Achatinella decipiens
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. decipiens
Binomial name
Achatinella decipiens
Newcomb, 1854
Synonyms
  • Achatinella corrugata Gulick
  • Achatinella torrida Gulick
  • Achatinella planospira Pfeiffer

Achatinella decipiens is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Achatinellidae. This species is endemic to Hawaii.

Cooke considered Achatinella decipiens to be a subspecies of Achatinella byronii.

Shell description

The rough sinistral (eastern range) or smooth dextral (western range) shell is conically-elongate, solid, slightly rounded, and margined above. The shell has six whorls. The aperture is elongately-ovate and the lip is subreflected. The columella is short, obliquely twisted and has an expanded callus. The suture is slightly impressed with numerous longitudinal, oblique striae. Shell color is white with yellow transverse bands, or yellow with white transverse lines and longitudinal chestnut colored stripes.

The height of the shell is 20.5 mm. The width of the shell is 9.0 mm.

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