Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Naturalis’ fieldwork on Sint Eustatius

Photos: Jeroen van der Brugge and Berry van der Hoorn

Two new species of land mollusks on Sint Maarten

Sytske de Waart - 21 October 2021
Microceramus signatus, new for St. Maarten. On the right a fresh juvenile shell, on the left an old adult snail shell / Photo: Tello Neckheim

In follow-up of a species list of Sint Maarten, Anguilla and St. Barts published in 2020, the first author visited Sint Maarten for two weeks in December 2020. During this visit almost every day the distribution of land and freshwater snails could be investigated. Based on finds during this visit and new literature, additions to the species list are provided. Macroceramus signatus Guilding, 1828 and Tomostele musaecola (Morelet, 1860) were found for the first time on Sint Maarten. 

References: 

Neckheim, C.M & A. Hovestadt 2021. Nieuwe gegevens over de land- en zoetwatermollusken van Sint Maarten (Nederlandse Antillen). Spirula 428: 42-49.