Endangered Snails of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
Afrogyrus rodriguezensis Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Afrogyrus starmuehlneri Madagascar
Ampelita spp. (3) Madagascar
Anceya terebriformis Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Ancylus ashangiensis Ethiopia
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
Biomphalaria barthi Ethiopia
Biomphalaria tchadiensis Chad
Boucardicus spp. (17) Madagascar
Bridouxia spp. (2) Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia
Bulinus spp. (6) Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda
Burnup's Hunter Slug South Africa
Burnupia spp. (2) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Caldwellia imperfecta Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Clavator moreleti Madagascar
Cleopatra spp. (2) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Cone Shell (4) Angola
Ctenophila spp. (3) Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Cyathopoma randalana Madagascar
Dancea rodriguezensis Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Dupontia spp. (4) Mauritius
Elasmias spp. (1) Japan, Mauritius
Erepta spp. (2) Mauritius
Euonyma curtissima Kenya
Gabbiella rosea Kenya
Gonidomus sulcatus Mauritius
Gonospira spp. (9) Indian Ocean
Gulella Snail (8) Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania
Gyraulus spp. (1) Mauritius, Yemen
Harmogenanina spp. (2) Indian Ocean
Hirthia littorina Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Laevicaulis haroldi South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Lanistes spp. (9) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, Tanzania
Lantzia carinata Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Lavigera coronata Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Martelia tanganyicensis Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Melanoides spp. (5) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Microstrophia spp. (2) Mauritius
Neritina tiassalensis Cote d'Ivoire
Nesopupa madgei Mauritius
Omphalotropis hieroglyphica Mauritius
Paludomus ajanensis Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Pila speciosa Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia
Pilula praetumida Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Plegma caelatura Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Pondoland Cannibal Snail South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Pulmonate Limpet South Africa
Purcell's Hunter Slug South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Reymondia tanganyicensis Burundi, Tanzania
Sheldonia puzeyi South Africa
Snake Skin Hunter Slug South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Spekia coheni Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Stanleya neritinoides Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Subuliniscus arambourgi Kenya
Tanganyicia rufofilosa Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia
Thapsia spp. (2) Kenya, Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Tomicha spp. (3) South Africa
Tomichia spp. (7) South Africa, South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Tongaland Cannibal Snail South Africa
Trachycystis spp. (3) South Africa
Tropidophora spp. (2) Madagascar, Mauritius (Rodrigues Islands)
Zingis radiolata Kenya

**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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