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Gabbia davisi Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species closely resembles G. campicola in shell characters and measurements and in radular characters. Its whorls tend to be more convex and it is much more distinctly umbilicate, especially in juveniles which are rather widely umbilicate.

Classification

Gabbia davisi Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Lake Huffer Station, large spring near lake, pool at base of spring, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

See below.

Distribution

Known only from a single spring on Lake Huffer Station in western Queensland where it was found in a small, shallow muddy pool near the head of a large spring and, abundantly, in a large, shallow muddy pool at the base of the spring outflow.

Further reading

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