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Achatinella vulpina
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - ZMA.MOLL.373633 - Achatinella vulpina (Férussac, 1825) - Achatinellidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
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:
Species:
A. vulpina
Binomial name
Achatinella vulpina
(Férussac, 1824)

Achatinella vulpina 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 dextral or sinistral shell is ovate-conic, and colored glossy yellow, green, olive or chestnut; often banded with green or chestnut. The shell has 6 14 whorls. The color pattern is extremely variable.

The height of the shell is 19.0 mm. The width of the shell is 10.0 mm.

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