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Jardinella tullyensis Ponder, 1991

Diagnostic features

This is one of three riverine species found in NE Australia that have similar shell morphology. This one differs from both J. tumorosa and J. thaanumi in having angled shoulders.

Classification

Jardinella tullyensis Ponder, 1991

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Jardinella Iredale & Whitley,1938

Original name: Jardinella tullyensis Ponder, 1991. Ponder, W. F. (1991). The eastern seaboard species of Jardinella (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Hydrobiidae), Queensland rainforest - inhabiting freshwater snails derived from the west.Records of the Australian Museum 43: 275-289.

Type locality: Boulder Creek, north of Tully, tributary of Bluegum Creek, tributary of Banyan Creek, tributary of Tully River, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs under stones and leaves in shaded, clear flowing creeks and river.

Distribution

Tully River and tributaries, north east Queensland.

Notes

Differentiated from the other north-eastern Queensland Jardinella species by its distinctly shouldered shell.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. (1991). The eastern seaboard species of Jardinella (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Hydrobiidae), Queensland rainforest-inhabiting freshwater snails derived from the west. Records of the Australian Museum 43: 275-289.