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Achatinella taeniolata
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. taeniolata
Binomial name
Achatinella taeniolata
Pfeiffer, 1846
Synonyms

Achatinella rubiginosa Newcomb

Achatinella taeniolata, an O'ahu tree snail, is a species of colorful, tropical, tree-living, air-breathing land snail, an arboreal pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Achatinellidae.

This taxon is a subspecies of Achatinella viridans as there is a complete intergradation between them.

Shell description

The dextral shell is ovate-oblong, spiro-conic, solid, striatulate. The shell is more obsolete toward the apex and with slightly convex whorls. The shell has six whorls. Shell colors are glossy white ornamented with varying brown bands. The white columella is strongly toothed above and the margin is dilated, reflexed and appressed. The white aperture is irregularly semioval. The peristome is narrowly thickened outside, and strongly lipped within.

The height of the shell is 20.0 mm. The width of the shell is 11.0 mm.

Distribution

This species is endemic to the Hawaiian island of O`ahu.

Conservation status

This species is critically endangered.

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

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