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Gabbia clathrata Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is very distinctive and unique in its solid, broadly-ovate, umbilicate shell with numerous axial and spiral ridges of about equal strength.

Classification

Gabbia clathrata Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Burketown-Borroloola Road, east of turnoff to Red Bank Mine, Northern Territory.

Biology and ecology

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

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.