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Benthodorbis fultoni Ponder & Avern, 2000

Diagnostic features

Differs from Benthodorbis pawpela in being smaller (up to 2.1 mm in maximum diameter) having a weak ventral angulation on the shell and a greatly reduced number of cusps on the radula teeth.

Classification

Benthodorbis fultoni Ponder & Avern, 2000

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Heterobranchia

Superfamily Glacidorboidea

Family Glacidorbidae

Genus Benthodorbis Ponder & Avern, 2000

Original name: Benthodorbis fultoni Ponder & Avern, 2000. Ponder, W. F. and. Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: (Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307–353..

Type locality: Lake Sorrell, Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

Obtained from bottom samples in Lake Sorell.

Information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 1075-1076 and in Ponder and Avern (2000).

Distribution

Lake Sorrell in the eastern parts of Central Plateau of Tasmania.

Notes

Differs from Benthodorbis pawpela in having a weak ventral angulation on the shell and a greatly reduced number of cusps on the radula teeth.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. & Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307-353.