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Achatinella fuscobasis
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Orthurethra
Superfamily:
Achatinelloidea
Family:
Achatinellidae
Genus:
Subgenus:
Bulimella
Species:
A. fuscobasis
Binomial name
Achatinella fuscobasis
(Smith, 1873)
Synonyms
  • Achatinella luteostoma Baldwin
  • Achatinella lyonsiana Baldwin
  • Bulimella fuscobasis Smith
  • Bulimella rosea Hartman

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

Shell description

The sinistral shell is ovate, with slightly convex whorls and the suture distinctly margined. The shell has six whorls. The color is glossy white with the last whorl yellowish and ornamented with a median zone and base of brown. The aperture is white and the brown peristome is thick. The columellar fold is strong.

The height of the shell is 16.0 mm. The width of the shell is 10.0 mm.

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