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Waimauku, West Auckland. 64mm
The Kauri Snail from bush in Northland
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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

Paryphanta busbyi (Gray, 1840)

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:RHYTIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 79mm, Height 44mm
Distribution:Northland Peninsula, Awanui to Warkworth
Notes:
Kauri Snail. Land, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Enderby, J., Enderby, T. Oct/2000: The Kauri Snail returns to Trounson Kaurk Park, Poirieria, 26 (p.10)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.335)
  • Vause, P. Dec/1977: Some observations on Paryphanta busbyi busbyi (Gray, 1840), Poirieria, 9(3) (p.48)
  • Douglas, N. Aug/1973: Paryphanta busbyi, Poirieria, 7(1) (p.4)

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