Achatinella pulcherrima

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Achatinella pulcherrima
Zoological Illustrations Achatinella pulcherrima.jpg
Color morphs of A. pulcherrima
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: Bulimella
Species: A. pulcherrima
Binomial name
Achatinella pulcherrima
Swainson, 1828

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

Henry Augustus Pilsbry considered this species to be a subspecies of Achatinella byronii.[2]

Shell description[edit]

The dextral shell is ovate oblong, subcylindrical and slender. Some specimens are more ventricose than other. The shell has six whorls. The color is white or yellow with none to several broad bands of chestnut. The margin of the lip is brown. The ground color is a deep and rich chestnut, with from one to three bands of orange, yellow, fulvous or white. The marginal groove to the suture is very close and distinct in all.[2]

The height of the shell is 20.0 mm. The width of the shell is 11.2 mm.[2]

Achatinella pulcherrima shells


This article incorporates public domain text (a public domain work of the United States Government) from reference.[2]

  1. ^ Hadfield M. & Hadway L. (1996). "Achatinella pulcherrima". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1992) Endangered Species Recovery Plan for the O’ahu Tree Snails of the Genus Achatinella. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon, 64 pp. + 64 pp. of appendices + 5 figures. PDF

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