Story: Snails and slugs

Flax snail

Flax snail

This flax snail is on a branch on the Mokohinau Islands. Snail hatchlings spend an unknown period living in trees and shrubs, then move down on to the forest floor.

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Photograph by Terry C. Greene

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Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Flax snails, giant snails and veined slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007