Genus Coxiella Smith, 1894
Original name: Coxielladda exposita Iredale,1943. Iredale,T. (1943). A basic list of the freshwater Mollusca of Australia. Australian Zoologist 10: 188 - 230.
Type locality: Cranbrook, inland from Albany, Western Australia.
We follow Macpherson (1957), which is the latest taxonomic treatment of this group.
Inhabits salt lakes.
Coxiella have a deep furrow on each side of the head, and a suprapedal fold around the sides of the foot. Movement is by steps. The snout is long. The eyes have a cluster of glands above them. Coxiella are dioecious. Development is direct. Females are oviparous, depositing eggs singly in capsules coated in sand or mud. Coxiella probably feed on organic detritus.They are amphibious.
Southwest coast and Indian Ocean divisions, Western Australia.
For species description see Macpherson (1957).
Beesley, P. L., Ross, G. J. B. & Wells, A., Eds. (1998). Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Parts A & B. Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing.
Iredale, T. (1943). A basic list of the fresh water Mollusca of Australia. Australian Zoologist 10: 188-230.