Steve Irwin's Treesnail

Crikey steveirwini

This strikingly coloured treesnail described in 2009 was named Crikey steveirwini in memory of the late Steve Irwin, wildlife warrior, environmental educator and Queensland Museum medalist. Like its namesake, this rainforest treesnail is both dazzling and impressive. The small (15 mm), rare species has a high spire and is creamy yellow with coppery brown spiral bands. To date, it has only been found at a few localities in the Central Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Queensland.

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