23 Nov 2018

Critter of the Week - Maitai Cave Snail - Hadopyrgus ngataana

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:28 pm on 23 November 2018

This fresh water snail is endemic to NZ. In fact it's endemic to the Maitai Cave in Maitai Valley in Nelson. It was discovered by Frank Climo and then Martin Haase and Christina Mosimann distinguished it from other species in 2001.

DoC's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki tells us all about this remarkable and very rare snail.

Freshwater snail, Hadopyrgus ngataana Haase

Freshwater snail, Hadopyrgus ngataana Haase Photo: Te Papa

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