Giant Land Snail
This native snail species is quite large, its shell reaching a diameter of up to 56 mm. The shell ranges from a tawny yellow to dark brown base-colour with many black spiral bands and a dark area behind the outer lip. Being quite rounded in shape, it also has an elevated spire and a bluish black lip. The animal is a dark grey to brown colour with a grey mantle. Fraser’s Banded Snail can be found living under logs and rocks in rain-forest, closed woodland and in some suburban areas that are adjacent to wet forest patches.
It occurs from around the Clarence River region in northern New South Wales northwards to about Gympie in south-eastern Queensland.
They require a glass terrarium with a substrate that can be burrowed into such as Kritter Crumble. They need a humid (not wet) environment and kept at around 25 Celsius via way of heat pad or cord. They need to be fed on vegetables such as sweet potato, carrot and cabbage.