Oahu Tree snail (Achatinella mustelina)

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General Information

The Oahu tree snails are a classic example of the devastation of the native fauna and flora of the Hawaiian Islands that has occurred following human settlement of the archipelago. These small snails have a smooth, glossy shell, which is generally conical in shape. These nocturnal snails are found on native trees and large bushes, where they graze fungi from the surfaces of leaves and stems. Adults have both male and female parts (they are hermaphrodites) and give birth to live young. Oahu tree snails are today restricted to mountainous forests above 500 meters.

  • States/US Territories in which the Oahu Tree snail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the Oahu Tree snail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1981-02-12 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2002-10-10 00:00:00.0 67 FR 63066 63067 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designations of Critical Habitat for Plant Species From the Island of Oahu, HI: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, and public hearing announcement.
1981-08-06 00:00:00.0 46 FR 40025 40026 ETWP; Deferral of Effective Dates for Final Rules
1981-02-12 00:00:00.0 46 FR 11999 ETWP; Listing the Hawaiian (Oahu) Tree Snails of the Genus Achatinella as Endangered Species; correction
1981-01-13 00:00:00.0 46 FR 3178 3182 Listing of Hawaiin (Oahu) Tree Snails of Genus Achatinella, as Endangered Species
1980-06-26 00:00:00.0 45 FR 43358 43360 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for Achatinella, a Genus of Hawaiian Tree Snails

» Recovery

Five Year Review
Date Title
2011-09-20 Achatinella spp., 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation
2011-09-20 Achatinella mustelina, 5-Year Review Summary and Evaluation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Oahu Tree snail.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Oahu Tree snail.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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