Species Images
brown base form - Summit Takaka Hill, North-West Nelson. 54mm
yellow base form - Canaan, Takaka Hill, North-West Nelson. 56mm
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

Powelliphanta hochstetteri (Pfeiffer, 1862)

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:RHYTIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 74mm, Height 35mm
Distribution:South Island. West Nelson
Geographical Range:L.S.E.
References and Publications:
  • Meads, M.J., Walker, K.J., Elliott, G.P. 1984: Status, conservation, and management of the land snails of the genus Powelliphanta (Mollusca: Pulmonata), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 11(3) (p.291)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.337)
  • Climo, F.M. 1978: The Powelliphanta gilliesi - traversi - hochstetteri - rossiana - lignaria - superba ring species (Mollusca: Pulmonata), New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 5(2) (p.289)

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