Achatinella mustelina

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Achatinella mustelina
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Achatinella mustelina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Orthurethra

Superfamily: Achatinelloidea
Family: Achatinellidae
Genus: Achatinella
Subgenus: Achatinella
Species: A. mustelina
Binomial name
Achatinella mustelina
Mighels, 1845

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

Achatinella mustelina

All 13 subspecies of Achatinella mustelina were synonymized with the species by Holland & Hadfield (2007),[2] because they are not monophyletic.[2]


Mountainous forests.[2]


  1. ^ Hadfield M. & Hadway L. (1996). "Achatinella mustelina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Holland B. S. & Hadfield M. G. (2007). "Molecular Systematics of the Endangered O‘ahu Tree Snail Achatinella mustelina: Synonymization of Subspecies and Estimation of Gene Flow between Chiral Morphs". Pacific Science 61(1): 53-66. doi:10.1353/psc.2007.0007

Further reading[edit]

Holland, Brenden S.; Hadfield, Michael G. (March 2002). "Islands within an island: phylogeography and conservation genetics of the endangered Hawaiian tree snail Achatinella mustelina". Molecular Ecology. 11 (3): 365–375. doi:10.1046/j.1365-294X.2002.01464.x. PMID 11918776. 

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