Achatinella cestus Newcomb, 1854 (1853?)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Achatinella apexfulva cestus Newcomb, 1854; Achatinella forbesiana Pfeiffer; Achatinella simulans cestus Pfeiffer; Bulimella forbsiana Pfeiffer


Conservation Status


Last record: 1966

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology




OSUM 31437



For a picture of the shell of this species see:



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.

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

USFWS [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]. (1993). Recovery Plan for the O’ahu Tree Snails of the Genus Achatinella. U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. 64 pp. + 64 pp. of appendices + 5 figs.


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