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Potamopyrgus antipodarum - a molluscan coloniser of Europe and Australia
Ponder, W.F. (1988). Potamopyrgus antipodarum - a molluscan coloniser of Europe and Australia. J. Moll. Stud. 54(3): 271-285
In: Journal of Molluscan Studies. Oxford University Press: Reading. ISSN 0260-1230, more
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Keywords
    Introduced species; Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) [WoRMS]; Potamopyrgus jenkinsi (E. A. Smith, 1889) [WoRMS]; Fresh water

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  • Ponder, W.F.

Abstract
    The hydrobiid gastropod genus Potamopyrgus is shown to be represented in Australia by the New Zealand species P. antipodarum (Gray). It is widely distributed in south eastern Australia and Tasmania following its introduction about the middle of the last century. The Australian populations of Potamopyrgus were known, incorrectly, as P. niger, because of a misinterpretation of Paludina nigra Quoy & Gai-mard, 1835. Paludina nigra, here placed in the genus Fluvidona, is redescribed and a neotype designated. Potamopyrgus antipodarum has also been introduced to Europe, where it is known as P. jenkinsi (Smith)

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