Achatinella bulimoides Swainson, 1828



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Achatinella spadicea Gulick; Achatinella obliqua Gulick; Achatinella oomorpha Gulick; Achatinella ovata Newcomb; Achatinella candida Pfeiffer; Achatinella vidua Pfeiffer; Achatinella wheatleyi Newcomb; Achatinella elegans wheatleyana Newcomb; Achatinella fricki Pfeiffer; Achatinella rotunda Gulick; Achatinella glabra Newcomb; Bulimella glabra Newcomb


Conservation Status


Last record: 1985 (Suckling et al. 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Hadfield, Michael and Hadway, L. (1996). Achatinella bulimoides. 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.

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

Welch, d'Alté. (1954). Distribution and Variation of the Hawaiian Tree Snail Achatinella Bulimoides Swainson on the Leeward and Northern Slopes of the Koolau Range, Oahu. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 106: 63-107. [Abstract]


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