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In sand dunes, Karikari Peninsula. 10mm
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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Succinea archeyi Powell, 1933

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Stylommatophora (Order) > Succineoidea (Superfamily) > Succineidae (Family) > Succinea (Genus)
Size/Grows to:Height 12mm
Synonyms:(=Austrosuccinea Iredale)
Distribution:North Island
Land, North Island, Endemic. Coastal sand dunes
References and Publications:
  • Brook, F.J. 1999: Distribution and conservation status of the dune snail Succinea archeyi Powell (Stylommatophora: Succineidae) in northern New Zealand, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 129 (p.5)
  • Goulstone, J.F., Mayhill, P.C., Parrish, G.R. 1993: An Illustrated Guide to the Land Mollusca of the Te Paki ecological region, Northland, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 34 (p.25)
  • Climo, F.M. 1980: Additional fossil records of Succinea (Austrosuccinea) archeyi (Powell) (Mollusca: Succineidae) in New Zealand, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 10(1) (p.27)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.298)
  • Gardner, N.W. Dec/1975: Papusuccinea archeyi, Poirieria, 8(2)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.