Pouched snail

Glyptophysa novaehollandica (Bowdich, 1822)

A small freshwater snail or gastropod known locally from shells found amongst seaweed washed up on the beach

This species group lacks detailed records for identification and may be more than one species

How to identify Glyptophysa novaehollandica?

A shell that is relatively smooth however has microscopic wrinkles, or with spiral threads or ridges with left handed spirals.

What habitats does Glyptophysa novaehollandica live in?

Can be found living in freshwater lakes, swamps and lagoons or slow moving rivers living amongst sunken vegetation and debris

What is the distribution of Glyptophysa novaehollandica?

Can be found in most states of Australia including Tasmania

How big does Glyptophysa novaehollandica grow?

Can grow to more than 30mm

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