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Meet the world's loneliest tree snail — Achatinella apexfulva

The one and only member of a species of land snail that called the Hawaiian island of Oahu home now lives quietly in the conservation lab of the University of Hawaii. Nine years old, the snail has not reproduced and scientists don't know if it ever will.
 

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O ahu tree snail shells collected ca. 1933 at an elevation of 1500 feet on Waialae Ridge in Honolulu...
O'ahu tree snail shells collected ca. 1933 at an elevation of 1500 feet on Waialae Ridge in Honolulu, Hawaii, Waialae Country Club.
William Pearl
Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands  representing o...
Over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands, representing one of the most stunning examples of species radiations in the world. Sadly it is estimated that over 90% of this diversity has been lost.
Division of Forestry and Wildlife - State of Hawaii

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