Anoglypta launcestonensis (Reeve, 1853)

Granulated snail, Northeast forest snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Helix Launcestonensis Reeve, 1853 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: c.1890

Rediscovered in 1970

IUCN RedList status: Near Threatened



Tasmania (northeastern), Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Reeve, Lovell. (1853). Description of a new species of Helix from Van Diemens Land. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1852: 31.


Other references:

Anonymous. (1971). Anoglypta launcestonensis rediscovered. The Tasmanian Naturalist 24(Supp): 7.

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Bonham, Kevin J. (1996). Distribution, habitat and conservation status of the Tasmanian endemic land snail Anoglypta launcestonensis (Reeve, 1853). A report to Forestry Tasmania, Melville Street, Hobart.

Bonham, Kevin J. (1996). Two new varieties of the Tasmanian caryodid snail Anoglypta launcestonensis. The Tasmanian Naturalist 118: 42-50.

Bonham, Kevin J. (1998). Reassessment of the status of Tasmanian native land snails. Report to the Threatened Species Unit, Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania.

Bonham, Kevin J. 2007. Anoglypta launcestonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T1317A3417537. Downloaded on 22 October 2017.

Bryant, Sally L. and Jackson, J. (1999). Tasmania's Threatened Fauna Handbook: What, Where and How to Protect Tasmania's Threatened Animals. Threatened Species Unit, DPIWE, Hobart. [p. 369-371]

Dartnall, Alan J. (1970). Wanted: dead or alive. The Tasmanian Naturalist 23(Supp): 1.

Dartnall, Alan J. (1972). Endemic Tasmanian land snails. Australian Natural History 17(6): 200.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1986. 1986 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Kershaw, Ron C. (1988). A Study of the Caryodidae (Pulmonata) Part I: Anoglypta launcestonensis (Reeve 1853). Records of the Queen Victorian Museum 93: 1-24.

Kershaw, Ron C. (1989). The Tasmanian granulated snail. Australian Natural History 23(2): 168.

Mittelbach, Margaret and Crewdson, Michael. (2005). Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger. Melbourne, Victoria: The Text Publishing Company. xi + 317 pp. [other editions exist]

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Anoglypta launcestonensis (Reeve, 1853). Accessed at: on 2022-04-02

Petterd, W. F. (1879). A Monograph of the Land Shells of Tasmania. Launceston: The Examiner.

Smith, B. J. and Kershaw, R. C. (1981). Tasmanian land and freshwater molluscs. Fauna of Tasmanian Handbook No. 5.


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