Kauri snail, Warkworth
Kauri snails/Pupurangi (Paryphanta spp.) belong to the group of northern giant land snails, which contains some of New Zealand's largest snails.
Did you know the kauri snail is carnivorous and cannibalistic? Learn more interesting facts about this native snail.
Habitat destruction and introduced predators are two of the greatest threats to the kauri snail.
Find out about DOC's kauri snail recovery plan and conservation actions.
Learn some of the ways you can help with kauri snail conservation efforts.
Kauri snail/pupurangi can be found in the Waitakere Ranges, West of Auckland. Find out more about our giant native snails in this video.
New Zealand land snails factsheet (PDF, 273K)
CITES endangered species
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