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Striadorbis spiralis Ponder & Avern, 2000

Diagnostic features

The shell of this species has several distinct spiral ridges, but lacks a distinct dorsal and ventral keel.

Classification

Striadorbis spiralis Ponder & Avern, 2000

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Heterobranchia

Superfamily Glacidorboidea

Family Glacidorbidae

Genus Striadorbis Ponder & Avern, 2000

Original name: Striadorbis spiralis Ponder & Avern, 2000. Ponder, W. F. and. Avern, G. J. (2000). The Glacidorbidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: (Heterobranchia) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 52: 307–353.

Type locality: Fitzroy River on Princes Hwy between Portland and Port Fairy, Victoria.

Biology and ecology

In rivers, amongst plant roots and weeds.

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

Fitzroy River, Western Victoria.

Further reading

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