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Achatinella sowerbyana
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. sowerbyana
Binomial name
Achatinella sowerbyana
Pfeiffer, 1855
Synonyms
  • Achatinella oviformis Newcomb
  • Achatinella multicolor Pfeiffer
  • Bulimella sowerbiana Pfeiffer

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

Shell description

The sinistral or dextral shell is imperforate, conic-oblong and solid. The shell has 6 whorls. The spire is slightly convexly-conic and the apex subacute. The suture is margined and the whorls are slightly convex. The glossy color is tawny buff and slightly streaked with a deeper shade. The aperture is oblique and white within. The strong columellar fold is superior, twisted, and roseate. The peristome is rose-lipped with the outer margin shortly expanded and columellar margin dilated and adnate.

The height of the shell is 18.0 mm. The width of the shell is 9.0 mm.

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