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Endemic Land Snail Fauna (Mollusca) on a Remote Peninsula in the Ogasawara Archipelago, Northwestern Pacific1

Satoshi Chiba, Angus Davison, Hideaki Mori
2007 Pacific Science  
Historically, the Ogasawara Archipelago harbored more than 90 native land snail species, 90% of which were endemic. Unfortunately, about 40% of the species have already gone extinct across the entire archipelago. On Hahajima, the second-largest island and the one on which the greatest number of species was recorded, more than 50% of species are thought to have been lost. We report here the results of a recent survey of the snails of a remote peninsula, Higashizaki, on the eastern coast of
more » ... tern coast of Hahajima. Although the peninsula is small (@0.3 km 2 ) and only part is covered by forest (<0.
doi:10.2984/1534-6188(2007)61[257:elsfmo]2.0.co;2 fatcat:4ee3ptz3i5hq5o55ttoqzk52ri