Partula suturalis strigosa Pfeiffer, 1855

Sutural partula



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pfeiffer, L. 1855a. Descriptions of Forty-seven New Species of Helicea, from the Collection of H. Cuming, Esq. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 23: 91-101.


Pfeiffer, L. in Küster, H.C. & L. Pfeiffer. 1855b. Die Gattungen Bulimus, Partula, Achatinella, Achatina und Azeca: in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Volume 1, Part 13 of Sytematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Verlag von Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz).


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.

Clarke, Bryan, Murray, James and Johnson, Michael S. (1984). The Extinction of Endemic Species by a Program of Biological Control. Pacific Science 38(2): 97-104.

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.

Gouveia, Ana Rita Peres Cardoso. (2011). Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Population Dynamics of Captive Partula Snails. Thesis, Imperial College London. 123 pp.

Mollusc Specialist Group. (1996). Partula suturalis ssp. strigosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T16345A5607048. Downloaded on 14 November 2015.

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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