Sinployea rotumana (Smith, 1897)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Charopa rotumana Smith, 1897


Conservation Status


Last record: 1938 (dead shell, whether recent is unknown)



Hauatia Islet and Rotuma Island, Rotuma Group, Fiji


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Smith, E. A. (1897). On a collection of land and freshwater shells from Rotuma Island. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 6, 20: 519-523.


Other references:

Brodie, G., Barker, G. M., Stevens, F. and Fiu, M. (In Press, 2014). Preliminary re-survey of the land snail fauna of Rotuma: conservation and biosecurity implications. Pacific Conservation Biology. [automatic download]

Brodie, G., Stevens, F. and Barker, G. (2012). Report on a preliminary survey of the land snail fauna of Rotuma. University of the South Pacific. 21 pp.

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.

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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