(Maui) Lyropupa striatula: This genus is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, and all species were thought to be extinct until this species was recently rediscovered on Maui. The beautiful shell ridges are a distinct characteristic of this genus. This species is dependent on the decaying leaf litter of native trees. The conservation status of this species is Critically Imperiled.
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