The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Partula hebe hebe Pfeiffer, 1846



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Partula hebe hebe Pfeiffer, 1846; Partula hebe bella Pease, 1871; bella Hartman, 1881 (in part); globosa Carpenter in Pease, 1865


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status :Extinct in the Wild



Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. 1846. Descriptions of twenty new species of Helicea, in the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 13: 37-43.


Other references:

Coote, T. 2009. Partula hebe. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16275A5595210. . Downloaded on 12 November 2015.

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.

Gouveia, Ana Rita Peres Cardoso. (2011). Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Population Dynamics of Captive Partula Snails. Thesis, Imperial College London. 123 pp.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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