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Gabbia rotunda Ponder, 2003

Diagnostic features

Similar to G. vertiginosa, but differs in its smaller shell of a more rotund shape, and also in that it is sculptured with microcostae. The umbilicus is narrowly open in juveniles but usually closed in adults.

Classification

Gabbia rotunda Ponder, 2003

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae

Genus Gabbia Tryon, 1865

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

Type locality: Spring on Doongmabulla Station, approximately 7 km south of Carmichael Creek, about 50 km southwest of Belyando Crossing, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

See below.

Distribution

Known only from a large, swampy recharge spring on Doongmabulla Station in the catchment of the Belyando and Burdekin Rivers. A sample from eastern Queensland was also tentatively assigned to this species by Ponder (2003).

Further reading

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