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A revised list of the exotic land molluscs of Tasmania


Bonham, K, A revised list of the exotic land molluscs of Tasmania, Tasmanian Naturalist, 135 pp. 90-97. ISSN 0819-6826 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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The Tasmanian exotic land mollusc fauna is reviewed including the revision of names and the addition of recent records. The fauna includes 28 species introduced since European settlement, of which one has not been recently recorded. Notable recent introductions include Cernuella virgata (Da Costa, 1778) and Arion ater Linneaus, 1758. The taxonomy of the genus Paralaoma, which includes both exotic and native species, is discussed. The first Australian record of Arion silvaticus Lohmander 1937 is published. Introduced carnivorous Oxychilus species are a probable threat to some native land snail species.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Tasmania, land snail, mollusc, taxonomy
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bonham, K (Dr Kevin Bonham)
ID Code:91115
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2014-05-08
Last Modified:2014-06-16
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