Powelliphanta sp. A snail shell of a large carnivorous land snail. It is a dark brown colour. There is rust coloured dust on the outer surface. On the top side is an accession number A83.297, this is an old one.
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They eat earthworms which they slurp up like spaghetti. They also eat slugs and some insects. They are endangered species endemic to New Zealand. Habitat loss and predation hugely affect the populations. Little known about the lives of these snails.
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