Skemps Snail (Charopidae sp. “Skemps”) is a tiny land snail that is only found in a small area of north-east Tasmania around Mount Arthur. Skemps Snail is a very flat, white to greyish-yellow planispiral (flat spire coil on top of the shell) snail. Skemps Snails live under rocks and logs and in leaf litter, and can often be found on the underside of tree fern logs (Dicksonia) in damp patches of forest or in the bottom of gullies. Habitat for the species includes a range of wet eucalypt forests and rainforests, including wet creek gullies surrounded by dry forest. Its main threat is habitat loss, through conversion of habitat to pasture and plantation. The main objective for the management of Skemps Snail is to decrease the risk of extinction by maintaining the extent and quality of its remaining habitat.
A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.
- Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
- Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.
Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation
Changing water flow / quality
Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image).