Story: Snails and slugs

Flax snail colony

Flax snail colony

A colony of flax snails (Placostylus species) cluster under vegetation. Despite their name, flax snails do not eat flax or live near it.

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Photograph by Gregory H. Sherley

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Paddy Ryan, 'Snails and slugs - Flax snails, giant snails and veined slugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12857/flax-snail-colony (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007