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Jardinella exigua Ponder & Clark, 1990

Diagnostic features

The shell is white, umbilicate and small (maximum length about 1.7 mm).

The long, slit-like oviduct opening and absence of a bursa copulatrix are important characters distinguishing this species.

Classification

Jardinella exigua Ponder & Clark, 1990

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella exigua 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: Small seep about 1.2 km northwest of "Dooloogarah" Homestead, south of Carnarvon Gorge National Park, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives in hillside springs and seepages near Carnarvon Gorge in southwest Queensland.

Distribution

Springs near "Dooloogarah" Homestead, south of Carnarvon Gorge National Park, 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.