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Achatinella elegans
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. elegans
Binomial name
Achatinella elegans
Newcomb, 1853
Hawaii Islands - Oahu.PNG
Location of Oʻahu
Synonyms
  • Achatinella spadicea Gulick
  • Achatinella wheatleyi Nob.
  • Achatinella vidua Pfeiffer

Achatinella elegans is an extinct species of a land snail, gastropod in the family Achatinellidae. It was endemic to Oʻahu.

Shell description

The dextral or sinistral shell is conically-elongate, solid, plano-convex and margined above with the suture well impressed. The shell has six whorls. The aperture is subovate and the white lip is expanded, unreflected, somewhat contracted in its center and thickened within. The short columella is flat and lightly toothed. The glossy shell color is alternating light and dark-brown, arranged in longitudinal lines or broad patches. Sometimes with a white sutural band and a white band on the body whorl.

The height of the shell is 23.1 mm. The width of the shell is 10.3 mm.

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