Achatinella fulgens Newcomb, 1853



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 2017

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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