The giant kauri snail, whose shell can measure 6 centimetres across, is found on the Northland mainland and some inshore islands. Widespread before human settlement, these snails are now endangered or threatened. The snail’s diet consists of earthworms, insects, insect larvae – and snails.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Department of Conservation
Photograph by Rod Morris
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