Original name: Planorbis chinensis Dunker, 1848. Dunker, G. (1848). Diagnoses specierum novarum generis Planorbis collectionis Cumingianae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1848: 40-43.
Type locality: Hong Kong.
An invasive species in western Europe and Guinea Bissau in West Africa, Pond dweller from a locality in South Australia. This is the only species of Gyraulus found in Australia with blotchy mantle pigmentation.
Brown (2001) described the anatomy of this species.
This Asian species is known from a single locality near Mt. Gambier in South Australia. It is native in E and S Asia.
This Asian species is also established in parts of Europe and the UK.
Brown, D. S. (1981). Observations on the Planorbidae from Australia and New Guinea. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 5: 67-80.
Hubendick, B. (1955). Phylogeny of the Planorbidae. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 28: 453-542.
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