24 Nov 2017

Critter of the Week The Flax Snail

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:28 pm on 24 November 2017
Flax Snail

Flax Snail Photo: Crown Copyright DOC Greg Sherley

Critter of the Week is the flax snail

Flax snails belong to the genus Placostylus, and were known to Māori as pūpūharakeke. Three species are recognised in New Zealand. 

Once abundant in northern New Zealand, all species are now endangered. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki will tell us all about them.

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