Tropical mountainous snail shell pin. Hawaiian land snail, Hawaiian wildlife, extinct. Conservation.
Tropical mountainous snail shell pin. Hawaiian land snail, Hawaiian wildlife, extinct. Conservation.
Tropical mountainous snail shell pin. Hawaiian land snail, Hawaiian wildlife, extinct. Conservation.
Pūpū Kani Oe Pin | Carelia turricula

Pūpū Kani Oe Pin | Carelia turricula

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Scientific name: Carelia turricula

Conservation status: Extinct

Carelia turricula belongs to the Amastridae family, the only extant endemic family left in Hawaii, and is the largest native land snail found here. There were once 21 Carelia species, found only on Kauai or Niihau, and all are now considered extinct.


A portion of proceeds supports Bishop Museum’s Hawaiian Land Snail Program to enhance biodiversity monitoring, conservation assessments, habitat and diet research, genetic diversity research, conservation education, and more.

Pacific island land snails have suffered more extinctions than any other group of animals in the world. Hawaiʻi once harbored more than 750 land snail species, but more than half have disappeared due to habitat loss and predation by invasive species. Land snails are vital parts of native ecosystems, as they play a crucial role as decomposers and fungivores. Conservationists are working diligently preserve the immense diversity of Hawaiian land snails.

1.35" enamel pin, gold metal, epoxy coating

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Cheyenne Faupel
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I love my new pins. I had received an email from Laulima about their efforts in land snail conservation in Hawaii and read about their changing environment causing extinction. I love creatures great and small so I was happy to give a little support in preserving what is already here.


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