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Genus Pupisoma Stoliczka, 1873

Toothless Pupasnails

Compiler and date details

April 2012 - Dr John Stanisic



The combination of a turbinate shaped shell and lack of apertural barriers separates Pupisoma from other Australian pupillid genera. Glyptopupoides also lacks barriers, but has an slender elongate shell. Stanisic et al. (2017) treat Turbolaoma Iredale, 1937 (type Laoma turbinuloidea Gabriel, 1930) as a junior synonym of Pupisoma, with L. turbinuloidea as junior synonym of Pupisoma porti (Brazier, 1876).




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

SE NSW to NE QLD and across coastal northern NT and WA, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. Elsewhere almost cosmopolitan. All tropical regions

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, Vic, WA: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT) ; NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Northern Kimberley (NK), Pine Creek (PCK), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB) ; NSW, Qld, Vic: Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Nandewar (NAN), South East Coastal Plain (SCP) ; NT, WA: Daly Basin (DAB)

Other Regions

Lord Howe Island terrestrial & freshwater, Norfolk Island terrestrial & freshwater

Distribution References


Shell minute to very small, turbinate; sculpture of weak growth lines to bladed axial ribs and fine spiral threads, sometimes with ornate spines at the periphery; whorls rounded to shouldered; aperture lacking barriers; narrowly umbilicate. Colour bronze to dark brown.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
11-Feb-2014 PUPILLIDAE 11-Feb-2014 MODIFIED
24-Jul-2012 24-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
27-Jun-2012 27-Jun-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)