Kōrero: Northland region

Kauri snail (2 o 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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031396
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Natural environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7520/kauri-snail (accessed 28 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015