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Jardinella eulo Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

This small (up to 2.8 mm in length) species is orange brown, umbilicate.

Classification

Jardinella eulo Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella eulo 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: "Rocky Springs" near Mount Francis, about 52 km southwest of Eulo, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in a small spring.

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 southwest of Eulo, Queensland.

Notes

This species resembles J. exigua in shape, although it is much larger and, unlike that species, possesses a bursa copulatrix.

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.