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Glacidorbis decoratus Ponder & Avern, 2000

Diagnostic features

The strong, raised dorsal and ventral ridges and strong axial ribs that extend over all the dorsal and ventral surfaces distinguish this species.

Classification

Glacidorbis decoratus Ponder & Avern, 2000

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Heterobranchia

Superfamily Glacidorboidea

Family Glacidorbidae

Genus Glacidorbis Iredale, 1943

Original name: Glacidorbis decoratus Ponder & Avern, 2000. Ponder, W. F. and. Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: (Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307–353.

Type locality: Tributary of Rapid River, 3.4km south of Rapid River on Pipeline Road, Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

In small streams, springs and swamps, amongst moss, roots of water plants etc.

Additional information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 1075-1076 and in Ponder and Avern (2000).

Distribution

North-western Tasmania

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. (1986b). Glacidorbidae (Glacidorbacea: Basommatophora), a new family and superfamily of operculate freshwater gastropods. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 87: 53-83.

Ponder, W. F. & Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307-353.