Minidonta iota Brook

Dwarfed Minidonta Snail (Minidonta iota)

This species was described in the year 2010 from very few, badly preserved subfossil shells, which were found in the sandy soil of the coastal plain near the village of Aro’a on the southwest coast of the island of Rarotonga.

The shells of this species reached an average size of 0,13 to 0,15 cm in diameter, which makes it the smallest of all known Endodontidae species at all.



[1] Fred J. Brook: Coastal landsnail fauna of Rarotonga, Cook Islands: systematics, diversity, biogeography, faunal history, and environmental influences. Tuhinga 21: 161-252. 2010

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