Snail, Kauri

Description
Paryphanta busbyi busbyi. A Kauri Snail, khaki green and black in colour with a hollow shell. Interior of shell is blue/grey and has a piece of paper inserted handwritten in pencil, "Paryphanta b. busbyi / Mangamuka Bush / road in watertable / 11-10-74". Contained in a small rectangular cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "Paryphanta busbyi busbyi (Gray, 1840) / In roadside watertable, Mangamuka Ra." A96.833 - 838 are also contained in this box.
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Kauri snails are carnivorous land snails. They are found in Northland. This sub-species is the more widespread of the two sub-species. They eat mainly earthworms but also insects, and other snails. They are threatened by habitat destruction and predation.
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A96.832
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