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This is a list of the non-marine molluscs of the country of Australia. They are part of the invertebrate fauna of Australia.

Freshwater gastropods

The freshwater molluscs of Australia vary greatly in size, shape, biology and evolutionary history, and more than 99% of the native species occur nowhere else on earth. Currently, there are more than 400 native described species and a further 100 species that are undescribed.

Hydrobiidae

  • Austropyrgus angasi
  • Austropyrgus bungoniensis
  • Austropyrgus bunyaensis
  • Austropyrgus centralia
  • Austropyrgus colensis
  • Austropyrgus cooma
  • Austropyrgus dyerianus
  • Austropyrgus elongatus
  • Austropyrgus eumekes
  • Austropyrgus foris
  • Austropyrgus grampianensis
  • Austropyrgus halletensis
  • Austropyrgus nepeanensis
  • Austropyrgus niger
  • Austropyrgus ora
  • Austropyrgus parvus
  • Austropyrgus pusillus
  • Austropyrgus rectoides
  • Austropyrgus rectus
  • Austropyrgus ronkershawi
  • Austropyrgus salvus
  • Austropyrgus simsonianus
  • Austropyrgus sinuatus
  • Austropyrgus smithii
  • Austropyrgus sparsus
  • Austropyrgus tateiformis
  • Austropyrgus tumidus
  • Austropyrgus turbatus
  • Beddomeia hullii
  • Beddomeia launcestonensis
  • Beddomeia minima
  • Caldicochlea - genus with two species, endemic to the Dalhousie Springs supergroup
  • Edgbastonia alanwillsi, sole species within the genus Edgbastonia
  • Fonscochlea Ponder, Hershler & Jenkins, 1989 - genus endemic to Lake Eyre supergroup
  • Jardinella Iredale & Whitley, 1938 - genus endemic to Australia
  • Nanocochlea sp.
  • Phrantela daveyensis tristis
  • Phrantela marginata
  • Posticobia brazieri
  • Pseudotricula sp.
  • Trochidrobia Ponder, Hershler & Jenkins, 1989 - genus endemic to Lake Eyre supergroup
  • Westrapyrgus slacksmithae
  • Westrapyrgus westralis

Thiaridae

  • Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774)
  • Melasma onca (Adams and Angas, 1864)
  • Mieniplotia scabra (O. F. Müller, 1774)
  • Plotiopsis balonnensis (Conrad, 1850)
  • Ripalania queenslandica (Smith, 1882)
  • Sermyla riqueti Grateloup, 1840
  • Sermyla venustula (Brot, 1877)
  • Stenomelania cf. aspirans (Hinds, 1844)
  • Stenomelania denisoniensis (Brot, 1877
  • Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1816)
  • Thiara amarula (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Thiara australis Lea & Lea, 1850
  • Thiara rudis (Lea, 1850)

Viviparidae

  • Cipangopaludina japonica (Martens, 1861) - known from the Austral Watergardens at Cowan in Sydney.
  • Larina lirata (Tate, 1887)
  • Larina strangei A. Adams, 1864
  • Notopala ampullaroides (Reeve, 1863)
  • Notopala essingtonensis (Frauenfeld, 1862)
  • Notopala hanleyi (Frauenfeld, 1864)
  • Notopala kingi (A. Adams & Angas, 1864)
    • Notopala kingi kingi (A. Adams & Angas, 1864)
    • Notopala kingi suprafasciata (Tryon, 1866)
  • Notopala sublineata Conrad, 1850
    • Notopala sublineata sublineata Conrad, 1850
    • Notopala sublineata alisoni (Brazier, 1979)
  • Notopala waterhousii (Adams & Angus, 1864)
  • Notopala tricincta (E. A. Smith, 1882)
  • Sinotaia guangdungensis (Kobelt, 1906) - known from the Lane Cove River, Sydney, New South Wales (Shea 1994).


Land gastropods

White snail Diwan Queensland
Noctepuna cerea from North-East Queensland

Pupillidae

  • Gyliotrachela catherina Solem, 1981
  • Pupilla ficulnea (Tate, 1894)

Camaenidae


Freshwater bivalves

Velesunio ambiguous
Velesunio ambiguous

The freshwater mollusks of Australia vary greatly in size, shape, biology and evolutionary history, and more than 99% of the native species occur nowhere else on earth. Currently, there are 46 bivalve species that are described with several other known species yet to be described.

Velesunio wilsoni
Velesunio wilsonii from the Ross River, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Corbulidae

  • Lentidium dalyfluvialis Hallan & Willan, 2010

Cyrenidae

  • Batissa australis (Deshayes, 1855)
  • Batissa violacea (Lamarck, 1818)
  • Corbicula australis (Deshayes, 1830)
  • Corbicula fluminea Müller, 1774

Hyriidae

  • Alathyria condola Iredale, 1943
  • Alathyria jacksoni Iredale, 1934
  • Alathyria pertexta pertexta Iredale, 1934
  • Alathyria pertexta wardi Iredale, 1943
  • Alathyria profuga (Gould, 1850)
  • Cucumerunio novaehollandiae (Gray, 1834)
  • Hyridella aquilonalis (Iredale, 1934)
  • Hyridella australis (Lamarck, 1819)
  • Hyridella depressa (Lamarck, 1819)
  • Hyridella drapeta (Iredale, 1934)
  • Hyridella glenelgensis Dennant,1898
  • Hyridella interserta (Iredale, 1934)
  • Hyridella narracanensis (Cotton & Gabriel, 1932)
  • Lortiella froggatti (Iredale,1934)
  • Lortiella opertanea Ponder & Bayer, 2004
  • Lortiella rugata (Sowerby, 1868)
  • Westralunio carteri Iredale,1934
  • Velesunio ambiguus (Philippi, 1847)
  • Velesunio angasi (Sowerby, 1867)
  • Velesunio moretonicus (Sowerby, 1865)
  • Velesunio wilsonii (Lea, 1859)

Lasaeidae

  • Arthritica sp. (new species)

Mytilidae (brackish)

  • Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857)
  • Xenostrobus securis (Lamarck, 1819)

Sphaeriidae

  • Pisidium aslini Kuiper, 1983
  • Musculium kendricki (Kuiper, 1983)
  • Musculium lacusedes (Iredale, 1943)
  • Musculium problematicum (Gabriel, 1939)
  • Musculium quirindi Korniushin, 2000
  • Musculium tasmanicum queenslandicum (. A. Smith, 1883)
  • Musculium tasmanicum tasmanicum (Tenison-Woods, 1876)
  • Musculium tatiarae (Cotton & Godfrey, 1938)
  • Pisidium carum (Cotton, 1953)
  • Pisidium centrale Korniushin, 2000
  • Pisidium etheridgei E.A.Smith, 1883
  • Pisidium fultoni Kuiper, 1983
  • Pisidium hallae Kuiper, 1983
  • Pisidium kosciusko (Iredale, 1943)
  • Pisidium ponderi Korniushin, 2000
  • Pisidium tasmanicum Tenison-Woods, 1876
  • Pisidium australiense Korniushin, 2000

Trapezidae

  • Fluviolanatus subtortus (Dunker, 1857)
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