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Victodrobia elongata Ponder and Clark, 1993

Diagnostic features

Differs from other members of genus in shell being pupiform; pallial cavity with narrow ctenidium; male genital system with penis having very wide base.

Classification

Victodrobia elongata Ponder and Clark, 1993

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Victodrobia Ponder & Clark, 1993

Original name: Victodrobia elongata Ponder and Clark, 1993 in 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. 

Type locality: 1.6km from Grand Ridge Rd near Tarra National Park, Victoria.

Biology and ecology

In small streams and seeps crawling on litter and sediment.

Distribution

Eastern Victoria – Great Dividing Range, Dandenong Ranges and Strzelecki Ranges.

Notes

Sympatric with V. burni in one locality.

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.