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The smallest camaenid snail in the Pilbara

The smallest camaenid snail in the Pilbara, a newly discovered species of Strepsitaurus found only on the south-facing wall of a single, small gorge. Photos: Roy Teale

By Michael Johnson

The diverse snails of the hot, dry Pilbara region survive by selecting the best microhabitats and through adaptations of shell form, reproduction and behaviour.

Michael Johnson is Winthrop Professor in the University of Western Australia’s School of Animal Biology.

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