Story: Northland region

Kauri snail (2nd of 3)

Kauri snail

The giant kauri snail, whose shell can measure 6 centimetres across, is found on the Northland mainland and some inshore islands. Widespread before human settlement, these snails are now endangered or threatened. The snail’s diet consists of earthworms, insects, insect larvae – and snails.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Natural environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015