Schizoglossa worthyae


Schizoglossa worthyae

Taxobox
name = "Schizoglossa worthyae"


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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
ordo = Pulmonata
familia = Rhytididae
genus = "Schizoglossa"
species = "S. worthyae"
binomial = "Schizoglossa worthyae"
binomial_authority = Powell, 1949

"Schizoglossa worthyae", is a species of large predatory, air-breathing, land slug, a carnivorous terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Rhytididae, which also contains the genera Powelliphanta and Rhytida.

Like others in this genus, the slug has a shell which is quite small compared to its body size.

Distribution

This slug is endemic to the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand.

hell description

The shell is broadly oval, and a dark olive-brown colour with distinct sculpture of irregular radial grooves.

The shell length is up to 22 mm, the width up to 15 mm, and a thickness of 5 mm.

Conservation status

"Schizoglossa worthyae" is classified by the New Zealand Department of Conservation as being in "Serious Decline".

References

* Powell A W B, "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
* [http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/MultipageDocumentPage.aspx?id=39593 New Zealand Department of Conservation Threatened Species Classification]


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