Kōrero: Earthworms

Snail eating an earthworm

Snail eating an earthworm

The kauri snail (Paryphanta busbyi) feeds mainly on earthworms. It is found naturally in Northland, but the subspecies Paryphanta busbyi busbyi has also been introduced into the Waitākere and Kaimai ranges. Most are found in kānuka and broadleaf forests. It is a large snail, 5 centimetres or more in length, and weighing about 10 grams.

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Department of Conservation
Photograph by Angela Paget

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - Earthworms in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15510/snail-eating-an-earthworm (accessed 26 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Gregor Yeates, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008