Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail Thersites mitchellae (Cox, 1864) Recovery Plan

This recovery plan describes our current understanding of Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail, documents the research and management actions undertaken to date, and identifies the actions required and parties responsible in addressing the conservation of the species in the wild.

1 July 2001
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Recovery plan
  • ISBN 0-73136-2985
  • File PDF 1.2MB
  • Pages 24
  • Name mitchells-rainforest-snail-thersites-mitchellae-recovery-plan.pdf

Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail (Thersites mitchellae) is a large terrestrial snail found only in remnant lowland rainforest and swamp forest areas on the NSW far north coast. Its status has declined from common to extremely rare and it is now listed as an endangered species under Schedule 1 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. The aim of this recovery plan is to identify and protect the remaining habitat and extant populations of the species and to encourage community involvement in the conservation and recovery of the species.