Omphalotropis ingens Mousson, 1870



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1850's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Oneata, Lau Group, Fiji


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mousson, A. (1870). Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile des îles Viti, d’après les envois de M. le Dr Édouard Graeffe. Journal de Conchyliologie 18(1): 109-135.


Other references:

Barker, G. (2012). Omphalotropis ingens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T195555A2386580. Downloaded on 26 December 2015.

Barker, G.M. and Efford, M. (2004). Predatory gastropods as natural enemies of terrestrial gastropods and other invertebrates. In: Barker, G.M. (ed.), Natural Enemies of Terrestrial Molluscs, pp. 279-403. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.

Cowie, R.H. 2001. Can snails ever be effective and safe biocontrol agents? International Journal of Pest Management 47: 23-40.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Evenhuis, N.L. 2007. Field Notes of E.H. Bryan, Jr. on the Whitney South Seas Expedition (February–November 1924). Pacific Biological Survey Bishop Museum, Bishop Museum Technical Report. Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Meyer, W.M., Hayes, K.A. and Meyer, A.L. 2008. Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator. American Malacological Bulletin 24: 117-119.

Raut, S.K. and Barker, G.M. 2002. Achatina fulica Bowdich and other achatinidae in tropical agriculture. In: Barker, G.M. (ed.), Molluscs as Crop Pests, pp. 55-114. CABI Publishing, Wallingford.

Ward, D.F. and Wetterer, J.K. 2006. Checklist of the ants of Fiji (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). In: Evenhuis, N.L. and Bickel, D.J. (eds), Fiji Arthropods, pp. 23-47. Bernice P. Bishop Museum.


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