Partula rosea

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Partula rosea

Extinct in the Wild (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Partulidae
Genus: Partula
P. rosea
Binomial name
Partula rosea
Broderip, 1832

Partula purpurascens L. Pfeiffer, 1857 (junior synonym)

Partula rosea is a

mollusk in the family Partulidae.[2]


The length of the shell attains 22.4 mm.


This species was endemic to Huahine, French Polynesia. It was extinct in the wild, only existing in captivity.[1]

Half the world's population of this snail was within one room at a

UK.[3] In 2019 the species was reintroduced to the wild on Huahine island and Mo'orea island.[4]


  1. ^ . Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Partula rosea Broderip, 1832. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-12-14
  3. ^ (22 February 2008). "The little snail in big trouble". The Daily Telegraph, accessed 25 February 2014.
  4. ^ McKie, robin (28 September 2019). "Precious escargot: the mission to return tiny snails to Pacific islands". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2023. 
  • Gerlach J. (2016). Icons of evolution: Pacific Island tree-snails of the family Partulidae. Phelsuma Press.

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