Auriculella

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Auriculella
Auriculella.jpg
An unidentified species of Auriculella from Hawaii
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
Subfamily: Auriculellinae
Genus: Auriculella
Pfeiffer, 1854[1]

Auriculella is a genus of air-breathing tropical land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Achatinellidae. They are endemic to Hawaii (United States) and several species are extinct.They are oviporous (egg laying) and hermaphroditic. Among achatinellid snails, they are unique in the fact that they are not restricted to living on plants endemic to the Hawaiian islands. They have been known to relatively thrive on non-native plants such as ginger and night jasmine.

Auriculella is the type genus of the subfamily Auriculellinae.

Species[edit]

Species within the genus Auriculella include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeiffer (1854). Malak. Bl. 2: 3.