Snail, Marchants Land

Powelliphanta marchanti. A Marchants Land Snail, brown in colour. Interior has had tissue inserted. Situated in a cardboard box with a white label with black printed text that reads "P. marchanti (Powell, 1932) / Ruahine Range, / near Mokai - Patea trig". A96.940 - 942 are also contained in this box.
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This subspecies is found from Ruahine Range, near Mokai-Patea trig, north 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.
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