Nature conservation

Threatened species

Maroubra Woodland Snail - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Meridolum maryae
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 15 May 2020
Profile last updated: 08 Oct 2020


Meridolum maryae is a medium sized snail with a pale yellow to tan (bleached white in older specimens), sub-globose (almost spherical shaped) shell. Adults grow approximately 10–16 mm in height and 14–19 mm in width.


Unless identified otherwise, referenced material and statements in this description are drawn from the Final Scientific Determination for the species and references therein, and that should be used for further information and referencing purposes.


This species is confined to a narrow band of habitat along the coast from the north-eastern corner of the Royal National Park to Palm Beach in Sydney. Records of the species are generally within 1 km of the ocean but occur up to 5 km inland

Habitat and ecology

  • The species is found in the leaf litter of coastal vegetation communities, most commonly in heathland on foredunes also from areas of podsolised dunes/sand plains that support taller heath communities including Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub
  • Can dig several centimetres into soil during dry conditions
  • The species is typically active at night but can also move about on overcast or rainy days
  • The ability for individuals to disperse is expected to be similar to closely related camaenids which can move around 3.5 m in a day and 350 m in a lifetime

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinPittwater Known None
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Predicted None
Sydney BasinWyong Known None