Snail, Gillies' Land

Description
Powelliphanta gilliesi jamesoni. A Gillies' Land Snail, brown in colour with "415" handwritten on the shell in black. Situated in a cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "P.gillies jamesoni (Powell, 1936) / Brown based form; Blue Duck Creek, / Gouland Downs". A96.910 is also contained in this box.
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This subspecies is found at Blue Duck Creek, Gouland Downs, West Nelson, South Island. It is one of the large land carnivorous snails that eats earthworms. They are endemic to New Zealand. Little is known about the species and their population status but they are susceptible to habitat loss and predation.
Accession number
A96.911
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