Septaria suffreni (Récluz)

Samoan Limpet Snail (Septaria suffreni)


Fiji: Kadavu, Ovalau, Taveuni, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu

local names: –


This species occurs from New Caledonia and Vanuatu, Melanesia to Fiji and Samoa in the westernmost Polynesia, where it inhabits tidal regions of rivers and streams but can also be found well inland.

The Samoan Limpet Snail is the most common member of its genus in the rivers of Samoa.



[1] A. Haynes: A revision of the genus Septaria Férussac, 1803 (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha) Annalen des Naturhisorischen Museums Wien 103 B: 177-229. 2001


Photo: S. Hashizume, 2008


edited: 22.12.2018

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