Achatinella bulimoides

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Achatinella bulimoides
Achatinella bulimoides.jpg
CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Achatinellidae
Genus: Achatinella
Subgenus: Bulimella
A. bulimoides
Binomial name
Achatinella bulimoides
Swainson, 1828
  • Achatinella spadicea Gulick
  • Achatinella obliqua Gulick
  • Achatinella oomorpha Gulick
  • Achatinella ovata Newcomb
  • Achatinella candida Pfeiffer
  • Achatinella vidua Pfeiffer
  • Achatinella wheatleyi Newcomb
  • Achatinella elegans wheatleyana Newcomb
  • Achatinella fricki Pfeiffer
  • Achatinella rotunda (Gulick)
  • Achatinella glabra Newcomb
  • Bulimella glabra Newcomb

Achatinella bulimoides 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[edit]

The dextral or sinistral shell is ovate-oblong and subventricose. The shell has 6+14 whorls. The shell is similar in form to Achatinella livida, but the spire is less thickened and more pointed at the apex. The color is whitish with chestnut bands, and the apex is pale brown. The ground-color, in some specimens, is pale chestnut or ferruginous, banded with darker shades. Other specimens are pure white. The aperture is white. The suture is scarcely if at all margined by a groove.[3]

The height of the shell is 21.3 mm. The width of the shell is 11.8 mm.[3]

Achatinella rosea[edit]

Achatinella rosea Swainson, 1828 is a variety of Achatinella bulimoides.[3] Its sinistral shell is a pale, rose color, with two obsolete white bands. The shell has 6+13 whorls. The margin of the lip and columella are of a deeper rose-color, and the aperture white. It should be observed that the subsutural groove is very distinct. The height of the shell is 22.3 mm. The width of the shell is 13.5 mm.[3]


This article incorporates public domain text (a public domain work of the United States Government) from reference.[3]

  1. ^ Hadfield, M.; Hadway, L. (1996). "Achatinella bulimoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1996: e.T171A13040872. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T171A13040872.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Appendices | CITES". Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1992) Recovery Plan for the Oʻahu Tree Snails of the Genus Achatinella. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon, 64 pp. + 64 pp. of appendices + 5 figures. PDF