Samoan Land Snails
(data last revised 29 June 2001)
Use this image-based identification guide to help identify Samoan land snails.
Species: Samoana conica (Gould, 1847)
|Adult Size:||Height, 24-26 mm; width, 16-17 mm.|
|Identification:||Sinistral. Shell color pale. Very similar to Samoana canalis but distinguished by its pale color and by the very fine spiral sculpture, especially on the spire; Samoana canalis is brown and lacks the sculpture.|
|Remarks:||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. On Tutuila, it remains (in 1998) more common than S. abbreviata but less common than Eua zebrina.|