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Jardinella acuminata Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This species can be distinguished from all others by its high-spired shell with almost flat whorls. It reaches about 3.6 mm in length.

Classification

Jardinella acuminata Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella acuminata Ponder & Clark, 1990. Ponder, W. F. and Clark, G. A. (1990). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in threatened artesian springs in western Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 42(3): 301-363. 

Type locality: Big Spring, 3 km southeast of Edgbaston homestead, 31 km northeast of Aramac, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in large springs in the Edgbaston group.

Additional information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 752-755.

Distribution

Springs to the southeast of "Edgbaston" Homestead, about 30 km northeast of Aramac, Queensland.

Further reading

Perez, K. E., Ponder, W. F., Colgan, D. J., Clark, S. A. & Lydeard, C. (2005). Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Spring-associated hydrobiid snails of the Great Artesian Basin, Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 545-556.

Ponder, W. F. & Clark, G. A. (1990). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in threatened artesian springs in western Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 42: 301-363.