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Striadorbis pedderi (Smith, 1973)

Diagnostic features

Shells of this species have a mid-dorsal and mid-ventral keel, and fine spiral threads over their entire surface.

Classification

Striadorbis pedderi (Smith, 1973)

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Heterobranchia

Superfamily Glacidorboidea

Family Glacidorbidae

Genus Striadorbis Ponder & Avern, 2000

Original name: Glacidorbis pedderi (Smith, 1973). Smith, B. J. (1973). A new species of snail from Lake Pedder, Tasmania, possibly belonging to the family Valvatidae.Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 2(4): 429 - 434.

Type locality: In small hole in plain just south of Lake Edgar (now drowned as part of Lake Pedder) Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

This species occurs in rivers, lakes, streams, springs and swamps, amongst moss, roots of water plants, etc.

Additional information on the biology and ecology of members of this family can be found in Fauna of Australia, vol. 5B, p. 1075-1076 and in Ponder and Avern (2000).

Distribution

Central and south-western Tasmania

Further reading

Ponder, W. F. & Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307-353.

Smith, B. J. (1973). A new species of snail from Lake Pedder, Tasmania, possibly belonging to the family Valvatidae. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 2: 429-434.

Smith, B. J. & Kershaw, R. C. (1979). Field guide to the non-marine Molluscs of South-eastern Australia. Canberra, A.N.U. Press.

Smith, B. J. & Kershaw, R. C. (1981). Tasmanian Land and Freshwater Molluscs. Hobart, University of Tasmania.