Partula hebe
Partula tree snails and the Euglandina threat
Partula snails Partula conservation Euglandina

The rose-tipped Partula

Partula hebe

This is one of the most distinctive Partula species from the island of Raiatea. There were many colour varieities but the rose-tipped white 'bella' form was the most abundant. In 1991 only 9 live animals were found due to predation by Euglandina. In 1992 its extinction in the wild was confirmed. The species still persists in captivity.

Other research on Partula

  • Taxonomy - how many species are there and how are they related
  • Status
  • Compiled by Justin Gerlach: contact

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