August 2009
Download land snail posters from different regions of New Zealand.

Download the publication

Example snail poster.
Example poster

Land snails from the Bay of Plenty region
(high resolution PDF, 1967K or low resolution PDF, 145K)

Land snails from Bushy Park
(high resolution PDF, 2024K or low resolution PDF, 141K)

Land snails from East Coast/Hawke's Bay region 
(high resolution PDF, 2174K or low resolution PDF, 150K)

Land snails from Nelson/Marlborough Conservancy 
(high resolution PDF, 4004K or low resolution PDF, 145K)

Land snails from Tongariro/Taupo Conservancy
(high resolution PDF, 3831K or low resolution PDF, 135K)

Land snails from Wanganui Conservancy
(high resolution PDF, 4360K or low resolution PDF, 150K)

Land snails from Paengaroa Mainland Island
(high resolution PDF, 430K or low resolution PDF, 220K)

Land snails from Pakipaki Dune Forest (near Te Horo, Horowhenua)
(high resolution PDF, 1795K or low resolution PDF, 145K)

Land snails from the Wellington region
(high resolution PDF, 4177K or low resolution PDF, 150K)

Land snails from Ngawakahiamoe Private Reserve
(high resolution PDF, 407K or low resolution PDF, 214K)

Please note the high resolution files are large and may take some time to download.


These posters show species collected in pitfall-flight-intercept traps in different parts of the country between 2003 - 2006. They represent a small sample of the (probably) 2000 species occurring in New Zealand, of which only about 500 have been named.

It is thought that New Zealand may have 3 - 5 times the snail diversity of most other countries in the world, when calculated on a per unit area basis. For some species, two different views of the same specimen are shown.

Publication information

Published by the Research and Development group, Department of Conservation


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Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
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Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
Wellington 6140
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