Story: Shellfish

Pāua diver

Pāua diver

This diver is about to prise a pāua shell from coastal rocks around Stewart Island. The pāua is New Zealand’s largest herbivorous snail. Belonging to the abalone group of shellfish, pāua are one of the most popular seafoods in New Zealand.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Sea snails', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006