Partulina dolei (Baldwin)
Hawai'i Islands: Maui
Pupu kolea uka (Hawaiian)
|size: ca. 2 cm (shell
extinction date: (?)
|Dole's Partulina occurred
only in the east part of Maui, where the species could be found in the
rainforests above the Honomanu Bay.
A range of introduced animals, which prey on the native snail species, like the Rosy Wolf Snail (Euglandia rosea (Férussac)), the Blue Garlic Snail (Oxychilus alliarius (Miller)), as well as several species of rats (Rattus spp.), are a great threat for these, extremely slowly reproducing tree snails.
Dole's Partulina (Partulina dolei)
Depiction from: 'G. W. Tryon; H. A. Pilsbry: Manual of Conchology. Second series: Pulmonata, Vol. 23, 1915-1916'