NZ Mollusca

Hygromia cinctella (Draparnaud, 1801)

Hygromia cinctella
Collected 20 May 2015, Wellington, Brooklyn, Reuben Avenue, NZ. (M.318161), 12mm © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
Classification: Mollusca - Gastropoda - Heterobranchia - Stylommatophora - Hygromiidae - Hygromia
Size/Grows to: Length 12mm
Distribution: Native to the Mediterranean region, and rapidly expanding in range in Europe. Also been recorded in the USA, and now Wellington, NZ
Notes: Land, Introduced
Some known Localities
  • Brooklyn, Wellington, NZ
  • Spurgeon, A.M., Burch, K.W., Carson, K., Walton, K., Plaisted, J. Nov/2017: Notes on NZ Collected Species, Cookia, 29 (p.15)
  • Walton, K. 2016: Hygromia cinctella (Draparnaud, 1801) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hygromiidae): a new adventive land snail for New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Zoology (p.1)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.