This species differs from other Australian taxa in having high, angular whorls giving it a faceted appearance.
Gyraulus (Gyraulus) mienanus Brown, 1998
Genus Gyraulus Charpentier, 1837
Original name: Gyraulus mienanus Brown, 1998. Brown, D.S. (1998). Freshwater snails of the genus Gyraulus (Planorbidae) in Australia: the taxa of Tasmania. Molluscan Research 19: 105-154.
Type locality: Great Lake, Tasmania.
Synonyms: Planorbis cathcarti Petterd,1889 (nomen nudum).
Biology and ecology
Brown (1998) described the anatomy of this species.
Additional information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 1072-1074.
Known only from Great Lake, Central Plateau, Tasmania.
This is one of a few species that are endemic to Great Lake, Tasmania.
Brown, D. S. (1998). Freshwater snails of the genus Gyraulus (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) in Australia: the taxa of Tasmania. Molluscan Research 19: 105-154.
Hubendick, B. (1955). Phylogeny of the Planorbidae. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 28: 453-542.