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Gabbia campicola Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is found in western parts of northern NSW and in western Queensland. It is characterised by the shell being moderately large, rather thin-shelled with a straightsided spire and in having a mottled (black and white) roof to the mantle cavity. The umbilicus is closed or very narrow. It is similar to B. campicola but differs in details of the radula.

Classification

Gabbia campicola Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: 5.5 km south of turnoff to Thornwood HS, northeast of Nyngan, northwest of Warren on road to Carinda, New South Wales.

Biology and ecology

Found in temporary swamps, pools and similar habitats on mud or clay.

Distribution

North-western New South Wales and western Queensland south of 19º. A few lots from coastal Queensland in the vicinity of Mackay are also (somewhat tentatively) assigned to this species.

Further reading

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