Pupoidopsis hawaiensis Pilsbry & Cooke 1921 in Pilsbry 1920-1921



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pupoidopsis hawaiiensis Pilsbry & Cooke 1921 in Pilsbry 1920-1921


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Gargominy et al., 2020).

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Hawaiian Islands, USA to the Tuamotu archipelago


Biology & Ecology










Anonymous. (1926). Pupoidopsis hawaiensis on Christmas island. The Nautilus 39: 144.

Christensen, Carl C. (2013). Pupoidopsis hawaiensis Pilsbry & Cooke, 1921 (Gastropoda: Pupillidae): extirpated in Hawai‘i but a possible survivor in Kiribati and French Polynesia. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2012. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 114: 43-48.

Christensen, Carl C. and Kirch, Patrick V. (1986). Nonmarine Mollusks and Ecological Change at Barbers Point, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Bishop Museum Occasional papers 26: 52-80.

Cooke, C. M. Jr.  and Neal, M. C. (1928). Distribution and anatomy of Pupoidopsis hawaiiensis. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 47: 28-33.

Cowie, R. and Pokryszko, B. (1996). Pupoidopsis hawaiensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 20 May 2014.

Gargominy, O. and Meyer, J.-Y. (2012). Disjunct distribution in the Pacific ocean: Pupoidopsis haiwiensis in French Polynesia, Kiribati, and Hawaii, South Pacific islands. Journal of Conchology 41: 123-124.

Gargominy, Olivier et al. (2020). Discovery of the Only Living Population of Pupoidopsis hawaiensis (Gastropoda: Pupillidae) in the Last 50 Years. American Malacological Bulletin 38(1): 50-54.