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Larina lirata (Tate, 1887)

Diagnostic features

This species has more distinct spirals than L. strangei, and is pale brown to yellowish in colour.

Classification

Larina lirata (Tate, 1887)

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Architaenioglossa

Superfamily Viviparoidea

Family Viviparidae

Genus Larina A.Adams, 1855

Original name: Paludina lirata Tate, 1887. Tate, R. (1887). Descriptions of some new species of South Australian marine and freshwater Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia 9: 62-75, plts 4-5.

Type locality: Coopers Creek, Innamincka, South Australia.

Biology and ecology

Lives submerged on the underside of logs in rivers in large permanent waterholes.

Distribution

Lake Eyre Basin, in some large waterholes in western Queensland and north eastern South Australia.

Notes

Differs from Larina strangei in terms of its distinct spiral ridges around the shell.

Further reading

Beesley, P. L., Ross, G. J. B. & Wells, A., Eds. (1998). Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Parts A & B. Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing.

Cotton, B. C. (1935b). Recent Australian Viviparidae and a fossil species. Records of the South Australian Museum 5: 339-344.

Iredale, T. (1943). A basic list of the fresh water Mollusca of Australia. Australian Zoologist 10: 188-230.

Smith, B. J. (1992). Non-marine Mollusca. Pp. i-xii, 1-408 in W. W. K. Houston. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 8. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service.

Tate, R. (1887). Descriptions of some new species of South Australian marine and freshwater Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia 9: 62-75, plts 4-5.