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Hadopyrgus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Clade  Hypsogastropoda
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Clade  Caenogastropoda
Clade  Littorinimorpha
Similar  Pyrgophorus, Marstonia, Belgrandiella, Pyrgulopsis, Bythinella

Hadopyrgus is a genus of white or transparent freshwater snails found only in New Zealand. They are micromolluscs, just a few millimetres long, in the gastropod family Tateidae. Hadopyrgus species are subterranean – living in caves, underground aquifers, or deep in river gravels – and so were named from the Greek hades (underworld) and pyrgos (tower). They can have quite restricted ranges: Hadopyrgus ngataana, for example, has been found in just one pool, in a stream flowing through a single cave.

Species

Species within the genus Hadopyrgus include:

  • Hadopyrgus anops Climo, 1974
  • Hadopyrgus brevis Climo, 1974
  • Hadopyrgus dubius Haase, 2008
  • Hadopyrgus expositus Haase, 2008
  • Hadopyrgus ngataana Haase, 2008
  • Hadopyrgus rawhiti Haase, 2008
  • Hadopyrgus sororius Haase, 2008
  • References

    Hadopyrgus Wikipedia


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