Succinea rotumana Smith, 1897



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Treated as a "taxon inquirendum" by (MolluscaBase, 2021).


Conservation Status

Missing (Cowie et al., 2017)

Last record: 1938 (Barker, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


Not collected in mid-1986 by (Parkinson, 1988) on Uea, or in May 2012 on Rotuma by (Brodie et al. 2012; Brodie et al. In Press).



Rotuma Island and Uea, Rotuma Group, Fiji


Biology & Ecology





NHMUK 1897.11.8.71-76


Other specimens:

BPBM 175230






Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Barker, G. (2012). Succinea rotumana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 21 April 2014.

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.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Succinea rotumana E. A. Smith, 1897. Accessed at: on 2022-04-03

Parkinson, B. (1988). Collecting in Fiji. The Papustyla 8: 13.

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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