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Gabbia beecheyi Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is similar to G. kessneri. However, G. beecheyi is usually smaller, and typically paler, than the former. Furthermore, the species are not sympatric.

Classification

Gabbia beecheyi Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: North of Ballys Lagoon, Devils Gate Station, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs in billabongs and other large semi-permanent pools, living mainly on submerged macrophytes.

Distribution

Coastal plains of the Gulf of Carpentaria into the western base of Cape York.

Further reading

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