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Nanocochlea damperensis Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Diagnostic features

Nanocochlea damperensis differs from the other Nanocochlea species with regards to its broadly pupiform shell shape.

Classification

Nanocochlea damperensis Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family: Tateidae

Genus Nanocochlea Ponder & Clark, 1993

Original name: Nanocochlea damperensis Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert, 2005 in Ponder, W. F., Clark, S. A., Eberhard, S and Studdert, J. B. (2005). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in the caves and streams at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, Australia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.). Zootaxa: 1074: 1-66.

Type locality: First crossing, Damper Creek, Precipitous Bluff, southern Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

Members of Nanocochlea occur in mountain lakes, seepages, streams and caves.

Distribution

This species is known from creeks outside the Damper and Bauhaus Caves, Precipitous Bluff, southern Tasmania, but does probably not occur inside the caves themselves. 

Further reading

Ponder, W. F., Clark, S. A., Eberhard, S. & Studdert, J. B. (2005). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in the caves and streams at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, Australia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.). Zootaxa 1074: 1-66.