Is it a slug? Is it a snail?
What does that shell remind you of?
Paua slugs, or Schizoglossa, are a bit of everything.
These carnivorous slugs are found only in the North Island of NZ and have a distinctive paua shaped shell on their back.
They are officially a 'semi-slug', and like a paua are a gastropod but the resemblance of the shell is a coincidence.
DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador tells us about being sluggish.