Samoan Land Snails
(data last revised 29 June 2001)
Use this image-based identification guide to help identify Samoan land snails.
Species: Samoana thurstoni (Cooke & Crampton, 1930)
|Habitat:||Forest near the summit and on the upper slopes of Ofu.|
|Adult Size:||Height, 19 mm; width, 12 mm.|
|Identification:||Differs from Eua zebrina, the only other partulid on Ofu, by having a greenish-yellow shell with no transverse patterning.|
|Remarks:||Very few individuals have ever been seen. Undoubtedly severely threatened. Listed as a candidate for endangered/threatened status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1994; now listed as a "species of concern". Listed as threatened by IUCN in 1996.|