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Gabbia carinata Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is very distinctive amongst the Australian fauna with its trochiform shell with an open umbilicus and strong spiral ridges.


Gabbia carinata Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Two mudholes, by Walker Creek, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

In billabongs and pools on mud, although often associated with macrophytes and algae.


Coastal plains of the Gulf of Capentaria and the eastern base of Cape York. 

Further reading

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