Amerianna reevii (Adams & Angas, 1864)
Common name: Reeve's Pouch Snail.
Original name: Physa reevii Adams & Angas, 1864. Adams, A. and Angas, G. F. (1864). Descriptions of new species of freshwater shells collected by Mr. F.G.Waterhouse during J.McDonald Stuart’s overland Journey from Adelaide to the north west coast of Australia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1863: 414-418.
Type locality: Arneim's Land (=Arnhem Land, Northern Territory).
Synonyms: Physa (Ameria) truncata H. Adams, 1861 (non Bourguignat, 1856); Amerianna gabrieli Cotton, 1942 (new name for truncata Adams).
On water weeds, wood etc., in ponds and billabongs. Feeds on algae and detritus. Egg mass a jelly strip containing many small eggs. Development direct.
This taxon occurs in the Top End, Northern Territory, extending into far north-eastern Western Australia.
The name for this species is adopted here for the first time.
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