The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Achatinella fulgens Newcomb, 1853



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

15 synonyms:

Achatinella liliacea, Pfeiffer

Achatinella lilaceum, Pfeiffer

Achatinella ipina, Ferussac

Achatinella crassidentata, Pfeiffer

Achatinella plumata, Gulick

Achatinella diversa, Gulick

Achatinella varia, Gulick

Achatinella trilineata, Gulick

Achatinella augusta, Smith

Achatinella angusta, Smith

Achatinella versipellis, Gulick

Achatinella fuscolineata, Smith

Achatinella ampla, Newcomb

A. solitaria Newcomb

Achatinellastrum versipilis, Gulick.


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Hadfield, M. and Hadway, L. (1996). Achatinella fulgens. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 19 September 2011.

Price, M. R., Hadfield, M. G., Knapp, I. S. S., Toonen, R. J. and Forsman, Z. H. (2021). Evolutionary genomics of endangered Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellidae: Achatinellinae) for conservation of adaptive capacity. PeerJ 9:e10993. [Supplemental Information 1 (Maximum likelihood (ML) trees); Supplemental Information 2 (Tree snail sample attributes by taxonomy)]

Price, M. R., Sischo, D., Pascua, M. and Hadfield, M. G. (2015). Demographic and genetic factors in the recovery or demise of ex situ populations following a severe bottleneck in fifteen species of Hawaiian tree snails. PeerJ 3: e1406.


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