Partula snails are the poster children of invert conservation success stories but surprisingly they don't show up much on the internet, mostly as Partula spp on individual zoo's sites. And as this group of species didn't gain much attention on my other thread http://www.zoochat.com/2/species-saved-conservation-461990/ i thought it might be worthwhile creating a new one. As a group there are around 83 spp spread throughout the South Pacific, with 51 spp extinct and 11 extinct in the wild. The ones we are most 'familiar' with are those that are/were found in French Polynesia. Any improvements on following details are much appreciated. My list so far of spp in or were in captivity: ?19 spp + 3 subspp (11 spp extinct in wild) - numbers differ depending on sources Similar Partula - Partula affinis (CR), one tiny wild population remaining, successful in captivity (ZSL) Huahine Tiny Partula - Partula arguta (EX), died in captivity 1992 Golden Partula - Partula aurantia (EX), died in captivity 1990s Pale Partula - Partula clara (CR) , survives in wild, in captivity (ZSL) Toothed Partula - Partula dentifera (EW), may be confused with Raiatea Ground Partula P. navigatoria, in captivity only (Bristol Zoo) Raiatean Slender Mountain Partula - Partula dolorosa (EX), died in captivity 1992 Captain Cook's Bean Partula - Partula faba (EX) - died in captivity Feb 2016 Fat Guam Partula - Partula gibba, 306 ind (2012) in captivity (Marwell) Rose-tipped Partula - Partula hebe (EW) subspp bella in captivity only (ZSL) White Partula - Partula hyalina (VU), survives in wild, in captivity (ZSL) Vinous Partula - Partula labrusca (EX), died in captivity 1995 or 2002 Miracle Partula - Partula mirabilis (EW) in captivity only (Bristol, ZSL) Moorean Smooth Partula - Partula mooreana (EW) in captivity only (Durrell, ZSL) Perverse Tahitian Partula- Partula otaheitana (CR), survives in wild, in captivity (ZSL)? Tahitian Nodular Partula - Partula nodosa (EW), most abundant in captivity (Saint Louis, Woodland Park, ZSL?), reintroduced Guam Streaked Tree Partula (CR) - Partula radiolata, survives in wild, in captivity (Durrell) Sutured Partula - Partula suturalis (EW), subspp strigosa + vexillum (EW) in captivity only (Bristol, Shepreth, ZSL) Ribbon Partula - Partula taeniata (CR), subspp elongata, nucleola + simulans (EW) in captivity only (Bristol, Durrell, Saint Louis, ZSL) Moorean Viviparous Partula - Partula tohiveana (EW) in captivity only (Shepreth, ZSL) Mournful Partula - Partula tristis (EW), has been confused with Garrett's Partula - Partula garrettii , in captivity only (ZSL) Clark's Tree Partula - Partula turgida (EX) died in captivity in 1996 Variable Partula - Partula varia (EW), in captivity only Largely based on Justin Gerlach's The Partula pages Common names have been probably created by Gerlach, which I feel is probably fair enough if you want gain some attention from a wider audience. He has written a book covering Partula https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snailing-R...qid=1474833293&sr=1-1&keywords=justin+gerlach - anybody read it?