Kōrero: 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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10042775
Photograph by Gregory H. Sherley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007