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Coxiella (gastropod)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Rissooidea
Subfamily  Pomatiopsinae
Rank  Genus
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Pomatiopsidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Similar  Pomatiopsidae, Fukuia, Rissooidea, Assimineidae, Assiminea

Coxiella is a genus of aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Pomatiopsidae. These snails that live in saline lakes, and have gills and an operculum.

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Distribution

The distribution of genus Coxiella includes Tasmania and Australia: southern Australia, central Australia and northern Queensland.

Species

Davis (1979) recognized 10 species (9 in Australia) and one subrecent species Coxiella badgerensis in Tasmania.

Species within the genus Coxiella include:

subgenus Coxiella

  • Coxiella badgerensis (Johnston, 1879) - subrecent
  • Coxiella exposita Iredale, 1943
  • Coxiella glabra MacPherson, 1957
  • Coxiella glauertii MacPherson, 1954
  • Coxiella minima MacPherson, 1954
  • Coxiella molesta Iredale, 1943
  • Coxiella pyrrhostoma (Cox, 1868)
  • Coxiella striata (Reeve, 1842)
  • Coxiella striatula (Menke, 1843) - type species
  • subgenus Coxielladda Iredale & Whitley, 1938

  • Coxiella gilesi (Angas, 1877)
  • Ecology

    This genus consists of halophilic species which occur in temporal and permanent saline lakes.

    Coxiella snails are iteroparous. When the saline lake dries out, adults of Coxiella are able to survive.

    References

    Coxiella (gastropod) Wikipedia


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