Species Images
Northern Tararua Range, East of Palmerston North. 48mm
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

Powelliphanta traversi tarauaensis (Powell, 1938)

Classification:Gastropoda - Pulmonata - Stylommatophora
Family:RHYTIDIDAE
Size/Grows to:Width 53mm, Height 25mm
Distribution:Lower North Island. Tararua Ranges and Shannon Heights
Notes:
Kauri Snail. Land, Endemic
References and Publications:
  • Walker, K.J. 2003: Recovery plans for Powelliphanta land snails, 2003-2013: Threatened Species Recovery Plan 49, Department of Conservation, Wellington, 49 (p.32)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.342)

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