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Gabbia napierensis Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

Gabbia napierensis has a narrow thickened callus behind the inner lip that covers the umbilical chink, a feature not seen in any other Australian bithyniid.


Gabbia napierensis Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Barnet Cave, northwest end of Napier Range, southwest facing side of Range, Kimberley, Western Australia.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs mainly in pools in creek beds; sometimes in water flowing from caves.


Kimberley, northern Western Australia.

Further reading

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