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Powelliphanta marchanti (Powell)

Marchant’s Predatory Snail (Powelliphanta marchanti)

This species is restricted to the western Ruahine Ranges on the North Island of New Zealand, where it can be found amongst leaf litter in native forest.

Like its congeners, also this is a carnivorous species that feeds upon invertebrates, preferably on earthworms.


Marchant’s Predatory Snail is in decline and highly endangered.


Photo: V. Vercoe

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