Chilonopsis subplicatus   (Sowerby)

Plicated Saint Helena Awl Snail
(Chilonopsis subplicatus)

syn. Bulimulus (Peronaeus ?) subplicatus ((Sowerby) Smith), Bulimus terebellum (Forbes), Bulimus subplicatus ((Sowerby) Forbes), Chilonopsis subplicatus var. terebellum (Sowerby), Cochlicopa subplicata (Sowerby), Cochlicopa terebellum (Sowerby), Pachyotus subplicatus (Dall), Subulina subplicata (Woll.), Subulina terebellum (Woll.)


British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha: Saint Helena

local name: -

size: ca. 1,5 cm (shell)

extinction date: (?)

The narrow, slightly plicated, shells of this snail species were among the most commonly found forms, what may imply, that this form must have been quite common when still in life.


Plicated Saint Helena Awl Snail (Chilonopsis subplicatus)

Depiction from 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 17, 1904-1905'