Powelliphanta hochstetteri consobrina, 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 on Mount Duppa
, and between Pelorus
and Queen Charlotte
Sounds, at the north of the South Island.
This subspecies is similar to Powelliphanta hochstetteri bicolor
but has a much wider basal dark zone and the ground colour is reddish-brown rather than yellowish-olive.
The major shell diameter is up to 63 mm, and height up to 30 mm.
Powelliphanta hochstetteri consobrina
is classified by the New Zealand Department of Conservation
as being in Gradual Decline