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Nanocochlea parva Ponder and Clark, 1993

Diagnostic features

This species has a small shell with prosocline outer apertural lip. This species is tentatively included in Nanocochlea, the small pupiform shell and the long S-shaped rectum being characters typical of that genus.

Classification

Nanocochlea parva Ponder and Clark, 1993

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Nanocochlea Ponder & Clark, 1993

Original name: Nanocochlea parva Ponder and Clark, 1993 in Ponder, W. F., Clark, G. A., Miller, A. and Toluzzi, A. (1993). On a major radiation of freshwater snails in Tasmania and eastern Victoria - a preliminary overview of the Beddomeia group (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy: 7: 501-750.

Type locality: Small tributary of Acheron River, 100m from helicopter site below hill, western Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

In leaf litter and on wood, in small seepages and streams.

Distribution

Small streams flowing into the Acheron River and lower Franklin River, SW Tasmania.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F., Clark, G. A., Miller, A. C. & Toluzzi, A. (1993). On a major radiation of freshwater snails in Tasmania and eastern Victoria: a preliminary overview of the Beddomeia group (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 7: 501-750.

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.