Endangered Snails of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
Afrogyrus rodriguezensis Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Anceya terebriformis Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Archachatina bicarinata Sao Tome and Principe
Bathanalia howesi Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Bellamya spp. (14) Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Boucardicus spp. (17) Madagascar
Bulinus spp. (6) Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda
Caldwellia imperfecta Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Cleopatra spp. (2) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Cone Shell (4) Angola
Ctenophila spp. (3) Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Dancea rodriguezensis Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Dupontia spp. (4) Mauritius
Elasmias spp. (1) Japan, Mauritius
Gabbiella rosea Kenya
Gonospira spp. (9) Indian Ocean
Gulella Snail (8) Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania
Harmogenanina spp. (2) Indian Ocean
Hirthia littorina Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Lanistes spp. (9) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania
Lantzia carinata Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Martelia tanganyicensis Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Melanoides spp. (5) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Snake Skin Hunter Slug South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Tomichia spp. (7) South Africa, South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Trachycystis spp. (3) South Africa
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**What snails are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing snails appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Snails that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Snails dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Snails dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Snails dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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