Species Images
From the Far North. 56mm
A large native land snail from northern New Zealand
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

Paryphanta busbyi watti Powell, 1946

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:RHYTIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 62mm, Height 23mm
Distribution:Far North. Cape Maria van Diemen to North Cape block
Geographical Range:L.N.E.
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.335)

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