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Gabbia affinis (Smith, 1882)

Diagnostic features

The shell of this species is distinctive in possessing microcostae, being conical with convex whorls, and non-umbilicate.

Classification

Gabbia affinis (Smith, 1882)

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

Original nameBithinia affinis Smith, 1882. Smith, E.A. (1882). On the freshwater shells of Australia. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoololgy 16: 255–316.

Type locality: Burdekin River, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs in spring-fed pools, and in pools in streams.

Distribution

North-eastern Queensland in the base of Cape York.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. (2003). Monograph of the Australian Bithyniidae (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea). Zootaxa 230: 1-126.

Smith, E.A. (1882).On the freshwater shells of Australia. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 16: 255–316.

Smith, E. A. (1887). Notes on Australian species of Bithinia, Segmentina, and Fusus and description of a new Melania. Journal of Conchology 5: 235-238.