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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  Littorinimorpha (order)  »  Hydrobiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 111065 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Posticobia norfolkensis    (Sykes, 1900)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Family: Hydrobiidae (hydrobiid snails) - show full list
Common Name: [a hydrobiid snail]
Organism Type: a hydrobiid snail
Taxon Notes:This species is endemic to Norfolk Island, and has not been found alive there since the 1930's, despite several detailed surveys by experienced personnel. It is currently regarded as extinct, see Clark (2009).

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)    Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species    Name status: no match    Checked on: 2016-08-09
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Species not on current Australian list, but occuring in adjacent region:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Record source: Smith, B.J., 1992. Non-marine Mollusca. In: Houston, W.W.K., Editor, Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 8: 1-398. Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra 405pp. Now Vol. 17.1
Scientific Name
verified against
Clark, S.A., 2009. The genus Posticobia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissoidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.) from Australia and Norfolk Island., Malacologia, Vol. 51(2): 319-341.

Record details

Record entered on 31-Jul-2002 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 18-May-2011 08:57 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update reference
Modification history:
18-MAY-2011: update reference (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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