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Glacidorbis troglodytes Ponder & Avern, 2000

Diagnostic features

Shell minute (maximum diameter less than 1.1 mm), smooth or with weak spiral threads.

Classification

Glacidorbis troglodytes Ponder & Avern, 2000

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Heterobranchia

Superfamily Glacidorboidea

Family Glacidorbidae

Genus Glacidorbis Iredale, 1943

Original name: Glacidorbis troglodytes 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: One Tree Sink Hole (= Wurwurlooloo 5L7), near Mt. Gambier, South Australia.

Biology and ecology

This species is known only from One Tree Sink Hole near Mt. Gambier, SA. In cave - 47m deep in fine silt/mud.

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

South-eastern South Australia.

Notes

This is the only Glacidorbis species known from South Australia.

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.