8 Nov 2019

Critter of the Week: The Freshwater Snail

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:30 pm on 8 November 2019

This week’s critter is the desperate-to-be-given-a-pronouncable-name Potamopyrgus Oppidanus, the freshwater snail. Doc's Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki says it's found only on one hill in Wellington behind the beehive and now coming under even more threat as mountain bikers have been illegally cutting up its habitat to make tracks. 

Potamopyrgus oppidanus on māhoe leaf

Potamopyrgus oppidanus on māhoe leaf Photo: Judi Lapsley Miller

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