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A Kauri Snail, tan and black in colour and with cotton wool inserted into the hollow shell. Contained in a small cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "Paryphanta busbyi watti (Powell, 1946) / Top of Unuwhao, Spirits Bay". A96.828 - 831 are also contained in this box.
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The Kauri snail is an endangered land snail. This species was restricted to three locations on the Aupouri peninsula and is the rarest of the two subspecies. They are carnivorous snails eating earthworms, insects and other snail species.They are highly dependent on humidity and plant material
Accession No
A96.827

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