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Nanocochlea exigua Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Diagnostic features

Nanocochlea exigua differs from other Nanocochlea with regards to its operculum, which bears a single large peg. Furthermore, this species lacks a ctenidium (gill).

Classification

Nanocochlea exigua Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert 2005

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Nanocochlea Ponder & Clark, 1993

Original name: Nanocochlea exigua Ponder, Clark, Eberhard & Studdert, 2005. 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: Cane Toad Abuse Streamway, Damper Cave, Precipitous Bluff, southern Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

This species is found mainly in small, low energy streams and seepages.

Distribution

Damper Cave, Precipitous Bluff, southern Tasmania.

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.