The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Achatinella swiftii Newcomb, 1854 (1853?)

Swift’s Oahu tree-snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

9 synonyms:

Achatinella dolium, Pfeiffer

Apex albospira, Smith;

Apex innotabilis, Smith

Apex neglectus, Smith

Apex versicolor, Gulick

Apex flavidus, Gulick

Apex coniformis, Gulick

Apex tuberans, Gulick

Apex polymorpha, Gulick


Conservation Status

Last record: 1976 (Suckling et al. 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology




OSUM 31428






Hadfield, M. & Hadway, L. (1996). Achatinella swiftii. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 20 September 2011.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.


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