Laevaricella guadeloupensis (Pfeiffer, 1857)

Guadeloupe predatory snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Achatina guadeloupensis L. Pfeiffer, 1857; Oleacina guadeloupensis (Pfeiffer, 1857)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. (1857). Descriptions of fifty-eight new species of Helicea from the collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proceedings of the zoological Society of London. 24 (321) [“1856”]: 324–336.

Other references:

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.

Bouchet, P. (1996). Oleacina guadeloupensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 21 July 2013.

Bouchet, P. 1996. Oleacina guadeloupensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T15191A4501196. Accessed on 01 July 2022.

Charles, L. (2016). Inventaire de mollusques terrestres de Guadeloupe, Petites Antilles: données préliminaires. Journal MalaCo. 12: 47-56.

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.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Laevaricella guadeloupensis (L. Pfeiffer, 1857). Accessed at: on 2022-03-29

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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