Powelliphanta rossiana fletcheri, known as one of the amber snails, is a subspecies of large, carnivorous land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Rhytididae.
This subspecies is endemic
to the South Island
of New Zealand
. It is found at altitudes of between 3,000 and 4,000 ft
on the eastern side of Lake Kaniere
in the South Island.
The shell has a much flatter spire
than in other Powelliphanta rossiana
subspecies. It is equally smooth and glossy, but with a more open umbilicus
. The coloration is russet-brown, with widely spaced, broad, dark sepia axial stripes.
The shell diameter is up to 36 mm, and the height is up to 20 mm.
Powelliphanta rossiana fletcheri
is classified by the New Zealand Department of Conservation
as being Range Restricted