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Larina strangei A. Adams, 1864

Diagnostic features

This species has less distinct spirals than L. lirata and is usually darker, typically purplish in colour.


Larina strangei A. Adams, 1864

Common name: Strange's River Snail

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Architaenioglossa

Superfamily Viviparoidea

Family Viviparidae

Genus Larina A.Adams, 1855

Original name: Larina strangei A. Adams, 1864. Adams, A. (1854). Descriptions of a new genus and of several new species of gasteropodous Mollusca from the Cumingian collection. Proceedings of the Zoological Society London 1854: 41-42, pl. 27.

Type locality: Moreton Bay, Queensland.

Biology and ecology

Lives submerged on the underside of rocks in creeks and rivers.


Coastal rivers in southeast Queensland.

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.

Simone, L. R. L. (2004). Comparative morphology and phylogeny of representatives of the superfamilies of architaenioglossans and the Annulariidae (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda). Arquivos do Museu National 62: 387-504.

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.