Samoan Land Snails
(data last revised 29 June 2001)
Use this image-based identification guide to help identify Samoan land snails.
Species: Samoana abbreviata (Mousson, 1869)
|Adult Size:||Height, 21 mm, width, 14 mm.|
|Identification:||Dextral, which distinguishes it from Samoana canalis and Samoana conica.|
|Remarks:||Listed as a candidate for endangered/threatened status by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1994, though considered possibly extinct at that time; now listed as a "species of concern". Listed as "data deficient" by IUCN in 1996, that is, probably threatened but IUCN has insufficient information to make that determination. Extremely rare but still present in 1998.|