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Gabbia lutaria Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is similar to G. adusta, but differs in its smaller size and relatively shorter spire.

Classification

Gabbia lutaria Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Billabong 1.7 km west of East Baines River, north of Victoria Highway, Victoria River District, Northern Territory.

Biology and ecology

See below.

Distribution

This species lives in fine mud in pools in the East and West Baines Rivers, both western tributaries of the Victoria River in western part of Northern Territory.

Further reading

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