Species Images
From the Three Kings Islands. 91mm. Photographed from an old collection, pre 1970's
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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Placostylus (Basileostylus) bollonsi caperatus Powell, 1948

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Heterobranchia (Subclass) > Stylommatophora (Order) > Orthalicoidea (Superfamily) > Bulimulidae (Family) > Placostylinae (Subfamily) > Placostylus (Genus) > Basileostylus (Subgenus)
Family: SubfamilyBULIMULIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 97mm, Width 36mm
Distribution:Three Kings Islands
Notes:
Flax Snail Pupuharakeke. Land, Endemic
 
References and Publications:
  • Brook, F.J. 2003: Conservation status of the giant endemic landsnail Placostylus bollonsi on Three Kings Islands, DOC Science Internal Series, 140 (p.8)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.349)
  • Climo, F.M. 1973: The Systematics, Biology and Zoogeography of the land snail fauna of Great Island, Three Kings Group, New Zealand, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 3(4) (p.586)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1948: Land Mollusca of the Three Kings Islands, Records of the Auckland Institute and Museum, 3 (p.289)

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