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Gabbia microcosta Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

This species is most similar to G. affinis from Queensland, but much larger.


Gabbia microcosta Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: 1.5 km north of Bridge Creek, along Stuart Highway, about 32 km souheast of Adelaide River township, Northern Territory.

Biology and ecology

Gabbia microcosta occurs in seasonal swamps and pools.


This species appears to have a restricted distribution, being known only from a small area south of Adelaide River township.

Further reading

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