Partula langfordi Kondo, 1970:75

Langford's tree-snail, akaleha



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1992? 1996?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Aguiguan, Mariana Islands, Micronesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kondo, Yoshio. (1970). [url=]Some aspects of Mariana Islands Partulidae (Mollusca, Pulmonata)[/url]. Occasional Papers of Bernice P. Bishop Museum 24: 73-90.


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.

Bauman, S. and A.M. Kerr. 2013. Partula desolata sp.nov. (Pulmonata: Partulidae), an extinct land snailfrom Rota, Mariana Islands, Micronesia. Micronesica2013-05: 1–12. 

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.

Gerlach, Justin. (2016). Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island tree-snails, family Partulidae. Cambridge, U.K.: Phelsuma Press. [Description of new species] [List of synonyms]

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.

Kerr, A.M. 2013. The partulid tree snails (Partulidae: Stylommatophora) of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia.University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report 152: i–vii, 1–22. 

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996). Partula langfordi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 25 April 2015.

Smith, B. D. (1995). Tree snails, tropical storms, and drought in the Mariana Islands. (Abstract only). Programs and abstracts, American Malacological Union, 61st Annual Meeting, Hilo, Hawaii.


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