- Schizoglossa worthyae
name = "Schizoglossa worthyae"
genus = "
species = "S. worthyae"
binomial = "Schizoglossa worthyae"
binomial_authority = Powell, 1949
"Schizoglossa worthyae", is a
speciesof large predatory, air-breathing, land slug, a carnivorousterrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscin the family Rhytididae, which also contains the genera Powelliphantaand Rhytida.
Like others in this
genus, the slug has a shell which is quite small compared to its body size.
This slug is endemic to the northern half of the
North Islandof New Zealand.
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.
"Schizoglossa worthyae" is classified by the
New Zealand Department of Conservationas being in "Serious Decline".
* Powell A W B, "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
* [http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/MultipageDocumentPage.aspx?id=39593 New Zealand Department of Conservation Threatened Species Classification]
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