Species Images
From the western side of Spirits Bay. 64mm
Dead Flax Snails from the Far North of New Zealand. Many of these colonies are on the verge of extinction due to the presence of rats in the area, and the gradual depletion of the small patches of bush they are restricted to living in
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 pandora Powell, 1951

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:BULIMULIDAE: PLACOSTYLINAE
Size/Grows to:Height 71mm, Width 31mm
Distribution:Spirits Bay area, Far North
Notes:
Flax Snail. Land, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.351)

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