'Achatinella apexfulva,' a small yellow-tipped brown tree-snail 'Carelia cochlea,' a small terrestrial pulmonate snail with a bright yellowish to reddish orange elongated conical shell. 'Chilonopsis nonpareil,' a small snail with a squat peachy shell 'Libera subcavernula,' a tiny flat light-brown land snail 'Pachnodus velutinus,' a small brown tear-drop shaped land snail 'Tomigerus turbinatus,' a land snail with blonde shell 'Sinployea decorticata,' a freshwater snail with a brown and beige striped shell, drawn by Andrew Garrett


Lives of lowly gastropods are dull. They move slowly, they eat slowly, they mate and lay eggs slowly and deliberately. They see very little but smell from their tentacle tips, moving slowly about with their shells if they have any, in saltwater, freshwater, gardens and wet sidewalks. The individual snail has its own habitat and preferences and knows nothing about the great diversity of gastropod species and morphologies. * The Achatinella apexfulva was a tree-snail living in the forests of O‘ahu, extinct in the wild from predation by the carnivorous rosy wolfsnail, but kept in captivity since 1997 until the lone offspring, named George, having survived for 14 years, died in January 2019. * The Carelia cochlea is gone, one of twenty species of Carelia, terrestrial air-breathing snails endemic to Hawaii, but now extinct. * The Great Saint Helena awl snail, endemic to the island of Saint Helena west of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, another extinct terrestrial air-breathing snail. * A small terrestrial air-breathing snail, light brown and spiraling to make a tiny disk, among fourteen species of snails endemic to the Cook Islands that are extinct. * Small, fragile tear-drop of a snail endemic to the Seychelles east of Africa in the Indian Ocean. * Once endemic to Brazil, this small land snail was drawn by Henry Augustus Pilsbry, 1901. * A very small land snail a seventh of an inch in breadth and half that in height with a brown and beige striped shell from Rarotonga Island, on the Cook Islands. Andrew Garrett drew it in 1872 and described it like this: Shell subdiscoid, openly umbilicate, thin, subpellucid, cinereous, under a brownish horn-colored epidermis, adults decorticated, rarely with radiating dashes of reddish brown, arcuately ribbed, ribs lamellar, regular, rather closely set, continued on the base, interstices very finely striated; spire flatly convex; suture channeled; whorls 5, convex, slowly increasing, last one convexly declivous above, rounded beneath, obsoletely angular on the periphery; umbilicus deep, exposing the whorls, about a fourth the diameter of the shell; aperture oblique, orbicular luniform; peristome thin, simple; parietal region very thinly callosed.