Story: Snails and slugs

Large land snail (3rd of 3)

Large land snail

Rhytida is a genus of land snail that is widely distributed through New Zealand, and lives mainly on the forest floor. It is one of the larger land snails, with a thin shell reinforced by hard calcareous material. This is Rhytida buddlei, found on the Three Kings Islands.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - New Zealand land molluscs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007