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Pseudotricula eberhardi Ponder, 1992

Diagnostic features

This species is distinguished from other congeners by its short, slightly convex spire and evenly convex whorls.

Classification

Pseudotricula eberhardi Ponder, 1992

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Pseudotricula Ponder, 1992

Original name: Pseudotricula eberhardi Ponder, 1992. Ponder, W.F. (1992). A new genus and species of aquatic cave-living snail from Tasmania (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 126: 23–28.

Type locality: Black Curtain Streamway, Cueva Blanca, Precipitous Bluff caves, Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

Pseudotricula eberhardi has only been found in very strongly flowing water in Cueva Blanca cave.

Distribution

Found only on smooth rock surfaces in fast-flowing falls and streams in Cueva Blanca, Precipitous Bluff caves, southern Tasmania.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. (1992). A new genus and species of aquatic cave-living snail from Tasmania (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 126: 23-28.

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.