Samoana inflata (Reeve, 1842)

Polynesian tree-snail (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1995 or before; 2009 (empty shell) (Gerlach, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Hiva Oa & Tahuata, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Reeve, L. (1842). Conchologia systematica, or Complete system of conchology: in which the Lepades and conchiferous Mollusca are described and classified according to their natural organization and habits. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London. 2.


Other references:

Coote, T. 2005. Surveys on the Marquesas Islands 2005, unpublished report.

Coote, T. (2009a). Samoana inflata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 27 July 2013.

Coote, T. (2009b). Samoana inflata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T168200A6465241. Downloaded on 23 June 2021.

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]

Pearce-Kelly, P., Clarke,D and Mace, G. 1995. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Island Land Snail Group. (unpub. report): ZSL, Regents Park, London, NW1.


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