Rhachistia sanguinea (Benson, 1857)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bulimus sanguineus Benson, 1857 (protonym); Rachis sanguineus (Benson, 1857); Rhachistia sanguineus (Benson, 1857)


Conservation Status

Extinct (Régnier et al., 2009; Cowie et al., 2017)

Last record: end of the 19th century (Régnier et al., 2009)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Benson, W. H. (1857). New species of Bulimus from India, Burma and the Mauritius. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Ser. 2, 19(112): 327-330.

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.

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.

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

Mollusc Specialist Group. 1996. Rhachis sanguineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T19441A8892618. Accessed on 01 July 2022.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Rhachistia sanguinea (Benson, 1857). Accessed at: on 2022-04-23

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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