Original namel: Glyptanisus hesperus Iredale, T. (1943). Iredale, T. (1943). A basic list of the freshwater Mollusca of Australia. Australian Zoologist 10: 188-230.
Type locality: Lennard River, northern Western Australia.
This species lives in water weeds and other vegetation in ponds, billabongs, swamps and sluggish streams and rivers in monsoonal northern and western Australia. Feeds on detritus. Egg mass presumably a jelly strip containing small eggs. Development direct.
Brown (2001) described the anatomy of this species.
Tropical northern Australia from the central coast of Queensland to the central coast of Western Australia.
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.
Smith, B. J. (1992). Non-marine Mollusca. Pp. i-xii, 1-408 in W. W. K. Houston. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 8. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service.