Species Images
From coastal situations on the Northland East Coast. 74mm
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 (Maoristylus) hongii (Lesson, 1830)

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:BULIMULIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 85mm, Width 37mm
Distribution:Northland, from Whangaroa to Whangarei Heads
Geographical Range:L.N.E.
References and Publications:
  • Choat, J.H., Schiel, D.R. 1980: Population structure of Placostylus hongii (Gastropoda: Paryphantidae) on the Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 7(2) (p.199)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.350)