Snail, Superb Land

Powelliphanta superba mouatae x Powelliphanta superba harveyi. A Superb Land Snail, chestnut brown in colour. Interior has had cotton wool inserted inside. Situated in a small rectangular cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "P. superba mouatae X P. superba harveyi / 1mile before Mackey Hut, Heaphy Track". A96.869 is also contained in this box.
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This specimen is a hybrid between two species that are found in close proximity to each other in Gouland Downs, South Island. It is a carnivorous snail that eats earthworms, insects and other snails.
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