Species Images
From the Far North. 73mm
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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Placostylus (Maoristylus) ambagiosus Suter, 1906

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:BULIMULIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 77mm, Width 34mm
Distribution:Cape Maria van Diemen, Far North
Notes:
Flax Snail. Land, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Buckley, T.R., Stringer, I., Gleeson, D., Howitt, R., Attanayake, D., Parrish, R., Sherley, G., Rohan, M. 2011: A revision of the New Zealand Placostylus land snails using mitochondrial DNA and shell morphometric analyses, with implications for conservation., New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 38(1) (p.55)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.350)

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