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Phrantela richardsoni Ponder & Clark, 1993

Diagnostic features

Differs from the other conical species  in its much larger size, shell with protoconch of about 1.5 whorls (not 1.75) and small umbilicus (closed in other taxa). There are also radular and anatomical differences.

Classification

Phrantela richardsoni Ponder & Clark, 1993

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Phrantela  Iredale, 1943

Original name: Phrantela richardsoni Ponder & Clark, 1993 in Ponder, W. F., Clark, G. A., Miller, A. C 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 Olga River, Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

This species lives in black, sticky mud. Egg capsules unknown but probably like those of another species of Phrantela; small, with single embryo, and covered in coarse sand grains. Development direct.

Distribution

This species is known from a small tributary of Olga River, SW Tasmania.,

Notes

This species is known from a small tributary of Olga River, 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.