Genetic exchange between two freshwater apple snails, Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata invading East and Southeast Asia. 3, Supplement:51-62, Morrison W, Hay M, 2010. Either or both P. maculata and P. canaliculata were imported to Thailand by the aquarium trade but probably also for food (Keawjam and Upatham, 1990). B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 169:63-71., Perera G, Walls JG, 1996. P. maculata has separate sexes with female size typically exceeding male size. of coldest month > 0°C and < 18°C, mean warmest month > 10°C, Cf - Warm temperate climate, wet all year, Warm average temp. Loss of native snails in many places is considered a direct result from apple snail introductions and/or an indirect result from pesticide use to control them. In this study, there was no measurable consumption by P. maculata of Nymphaea odorata, T. latifolia, P. illinoensis, M. aquaticum, C. esculenta, Hydrocotyle umbellata, Pistia stratiotes and S. lancifolia. Los Baños, Philippines: Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), 155-167, Conner SL, Pomory CM, Darby PC, 2008. In the USA, efforts should pay special attention to stands of other invasive plants, notably wild taro (C. esculenta), with which P. maculata is frequently associated. Apple snails. Nonetheless, much of the primary literature dealing supposedly with P. canaliculata, may have been (and probably still is) also dealing inadvertently with either P. maculata or a mixture of the two species. Establishment of the invasive island apple snail Pomacea insularum (gastropoda: ampullariidae) and eradication efforts in Mobile, Alabama, US. by Joshi, R. C. \Sebastia, L. S.]. Viable clutches usually take 10-14 days to hatch (Barnes et al., 2008; Horn et al., 2008). A reference to P. maculata as 'giant Peruvian’ or ‘Inca' snails (Dillon, 2006) does not reflect the broad distribution of this species. Pomacea diffusa , common name the spike-topped apple snail , is a species of freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails. by Joshi, R. C.\Sebastian, L. S.]. Impact and control of introduced apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck), in Japan. Los Baños, Philippines: Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), 267-274, Ramakrishnan V, 2007. ], 646:243-251., Burlakova LE, Karatayev AY, Padilla DK, Cartwright LD, Hollas DN, 2009. P. paludosa is the only native North American species of Pomacea, occurring in southeastern USA and Cuba. beef) with cheaper alternatives might facilitate a resurgence of apple snails in aquaculture, especially in areas that have other non-traditional meat sources. Ampullarium, insularus, insularis). P. diffusa is the most common ampullariid in the aquarium pet trade (Perera and Walls, 1996). Generally, the patterns of host plant consumption by P. maculata were similar among the above studies, although with a few exceptions. If the clutch stays out of the water, it can develop over a period of two weeks or so and then hatch into a different body of water on the next boat trip, perhaps after the boat has travelled great distances on a trailer, as reported for zebra mussels by Britton and McMahon (2005). Yeung et al. Rice seedlings are cut just above the soil surface, and the stems and leaves are eaten. Photo 2 H. Zell. (2013) recommended carefully washing all produce for human consumption that might be contaminated. Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list. The name Pomacea insularum (anglicized in the USA as the “island applesnail”) was formerly used as the valid name of P. maculata but is now a junior objective synonym of P. maculata, following the designation of a single specimen as both the neotype of P. maculata and lectotype of P. insularum; the same specimen was also designated as the neotype of P. gigas, thereby making this also a junior objective synonym of P. maculata (Hayes et al., 2012). In an experiment testing the effects of density on Pomacea paludosa juveniles, Conner et al. Although a useful control method for an early detected, small invasion of P. maculata, hand removal of adults is time consuming and some snails can still go undetected making the control treatment ineffective (Martin et al., 2012). Pomacea maculata; recently dislodged male and female mating pair, with visible male organ extended. Deliberate introduction for food may therefore now be rare. USA. No details of economic impacts exist for P. maculata because of past confusion between it and P. canaliculata. Non indigenous land and freshwater gastropods in Israel. This pattern occurs in other lake systems. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. The proteins of P. maculata and P. canaliculata do however differ in their spectral properties, which may be another character that would help to distinguish the two species (Pasquevich et al., 2014). Pomacea canaliculata is a freshwater snail with a voracious appetite for water plants including lotus, water chestnut, taro and rice. In the study of Carlsson et al. The snout is short, squarish and with lateral, anterior tips elaborated into long tapering labial palps. However, the algae-eating ‘spike-topped’ apple snail, Pomacea diffusa (formerly identified as the different species Pomacea bridgesii) is not perceived as a threat to agriculture and so P. diffusa remains freely available in the aquarium trade. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Texas Journal of Science, 61(4):323-327, Levin P, Cowie RH, Taylor JM, Hayes KA, Burnett KM, Ferguson CA, 2006. Ambio, 25(7):443-448, Ng TH, Tan SK, Low MEY, 2014. In this case, high snail mortality occurred (50-75%) but some large, adult snails still persisted. Singapore Mollusca: 7. Large populations damage natural aquatic vegetation and displace local snail species. For instance, a ban on the outdoor use of metaldehyde will be introduced in the UK from Spring 2020. plants and wood) in preference to artificial substrates (Kyle et al., 2011). Most of the literature on management of apple snail pests undoubtedly refers to P. canaliculata, which is the most widespread introduced species of Pomacea in Asia., Ranamukhaarachchi SL, Wickramasinghe S, 2006. 100 of the world's worst invasive alien species: a selection from the global invasive species database. Nonindigenous freshwater invertebrates. Ludwigia) and plants that occur on the margins of the riparian zone. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Yet it is still possible that these snails could have been P. maculata. However, Mochida (1991) mapped the spread of Pomacea, and although he did not distinguish species it is apparent that there was already an awareness that at least two species were involved, i.e. Note the 'operculum' closing the opening of the shell. Taxonomy Hayes et al. The neck is modified on the left into a long, extensible siphon. In the USA transport of all ampullariids except Pomacea ‘bridgesii’ (incorrect identification of P. diffusa) between states is restricted (Gaston, 2006). Applesnails, Pomacea maculata, cluster of pink snail eggs on branch, swampy area of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Pomacea maculata; aperture view of large shell that has been cleaned and briefly bleached. They easily survive brief periods out of water using their lung rather than their gill, for instance during egg laying. The occurrence of the rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, in nonindigenous snails in the Gulf of Mexico region of the United States. Appearance/Characteristics . VO2 increased with body size and temperature, but P. maculata, especially juveniles, was not found to be an especially good oxygen regulator under hypoxic conditions in comparison with other freshwater snail species, perhaps reflecting its association with lotic (flowing water) habitats. Those species synonymized with P. maculata are listed as “Other scientific names” in the section on Identity in this P. maculata datasheet. The name has been given to several Pomacea species, due to confused identification. Wetlands, 28(2):544-549., Howells RG, Burlakova LE, Karatayev AY, Marfurt RK, Burks RL, 2006. \Valdes, A.]. The pet and aquarium trade present another source of both intentional and accidental introduction and this is probably the main if not only pathway of introduction of P. maculata to the USA (Karatayev et al., 2009; Martin et al., 2012). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 54(2):83-88, Cowie RH, 2002. Horgan FG, Stuart AM, Kudavidanage EP, 2012. Howells et al. The range reported incorporates speculation and anecdotal accounts about P. canaliculata as well. Control of golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck), in Taiwan. This may have indirectly contributed to the spread of P. maculata. (2012). It may also feed on some submerged or freely floating plants that have tough physical structures or chemical defence compounds. The distribution of P. maculata in the USA overlaps with regions that raise other large invertebrates (e.g. Gainesville, Florida, USA: United States Geological Survey. In addition to poisoning the snails themselves, all other invertebrates in the ecosystem, desirable or not, native or introduced, will be killed. Egg size is a reliable way to distinguish the two species, although it may not be so useful when other pink egg laying species are also present. P. maculata has been detected in the pet trade in Belgium (Hayes et al., 2008) and its presence in both Israel (Roll et al., 2008) and Spain (EFSA Panel on Plant Health, 2012) is thought to have been due to introductions via the aquarium trade. Their pH data were from the dissertation of Ramakrishnan (2007), which examined tolerance to environmental temperature (15.2-36.6°C), salinity (0-6.8‰) and pH (4.0-10.5). The shoulder of the whorls is angulate. Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. EPPO Global database. All of them were described originally in the genus Ampullaria, which is now considered a junior synonym of Pila (Cowie, 1997; ICZN, 1999), a genus of African and Asian Ampullariidae (Cowie, 2015). August, 2008. Even without water stress, not all clutches hatch fully and some fail to hatch at all, perhaps indicating incomplete fertilization. Diversity and Distributions, 14(4):701-712., Horgan FG, Stuart AM, Kudavidanage EP, 2012. Boland et al. In general, P. maculata and P. canaliculata maintain distinct characteristics and separate identities. Journal of Medical and Applied Malacology, 2:45-57, Kim JR, Hayes KA, Yeung NW, Cowie RH, 2014. The aquaculture industry first transported apple snails, both P. maculata and P. canaliculata, from South America to Asia as potential human food sources (Mochida, 1991; Naylor, 1996). by Joshi, R. C.\Sebastian, L. S.]. Other species of Pomacea possess, in addition to an apical gland, both a medial and basal gland. (2012) reviewed many similar species and synonymized a number of them with either P. maculata or P. canaliculata. Snails consumed less than 10 % of Spartina alterniflora, Thalia dealbata and Typha latifolia. Pest risk analysis on the introduction of Pomacea insularum into the EU. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Patients suffer extreme ill effects and may die as a result of infection (Cowie, 2013b). Nonetheless, it seems that together, these two large-bodied freshwater snails have flourished in locations to which they have been introduced and become invasive because of their high fecundity, generalized feeding, wide abiotic tolerances and close associations with humans. The EOL Forum; Education; Citing EOL There are molecular method to separate some species. When the eggs hatch, the hatchlings drop from where the eggs were laid into the water below. Pink eggs and snails: field oviposition patterns of an invasive snail, Pomacea insularum, indicate a preference for an invasive macrophyte. Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 72(6, supplement 2):6-9, Cowie RH, 2013. Prime waterfront real estate: apple snails choose wild taro for oviposition sites. 185-192, Teem JL, Qvarnstrom Y, Bishop HS, Silva AJda, Carter J, White-Mclean J, Smith T, 2013. Reproduced from Hayes et al. However, the apical gland of P. maculata is distinguished from that of P. canaliculata by lacking a rugose central glandular surface bordered by smoother glandular tissue. (2009b) and showed that P. maculata and P. canaliculata are not particularly closely related and are not sister taxa. It can be distinguished from P. maculata by its more square-shouldered whorls, as indicated above, and the fact that the suture (the junction between successive whorls) is not deeply channelled. Educational efforts should advise small children not to play with snails. The taxonomic confusion surrounding P. maculata and P. canaliculata and the assumption in much of the literature regarding South-East Asia that the widespread ‘golden apple snail’ was P. canaliculata, has meant that the history of introduction and spread, in particular of P. maculata, in the region is difficult to ascertain. (2004a) found that apple snail herbivory contributed to a shift in alternative stable states of a lake from a clear to a turbid condition. In Thailand, high losses of aquatic vegetation from snail grazing resulted in phosphorus release and concomitant outbreaks of phytoplankton. The name has been given to several Pomacea species, due to confused identification. Analysis of trailered boat traffic and the potential westward spread of zebra mussels across the 100th Meridian. International Journal of Pest Management, 40(2):199-206, Hayes KA, Cowie RH, Jorgenson A, Schultheib R, Albrecht C, Thiengo SC, 2009. Other Pomacea species are similar, e.g., Pomacea maculata. 2012). Among New World genera, the three species of Marisa are readily distinguished from species of Pomacea as they are planispirally coiled (the coils are almost flat) and are thus known commonly as giant ramshorn snails. Among environmental factors, Ramakrishnan (2007) examined tolerance to salinity, pH and temperature. In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166 723-753. Along with many other snail species, P. maculata can serve as an intermediate host for the parasitic nematode, Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lungworm) (Cowie, 2013b; Kim et al., 2014). In a study of P. canaliculata (the identification is probably correct), Laos Carlsson et al. The species was established in Texas by 1989, in Florida by the mid to late 1990s and in Georgia by 2005 (Rawlings et al., 2007) and continues to spread (Byers et al., 2013). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98:61-76, Hayes KA, Cowie RH, Thiengo SC, Strong EE, 2012. Ampullaria haustrum Reeve, 1856. Furthermore, research to measure the proportion of snails infected by Angiostongylus or other parasites and assess the risk to human health is needed. Both species have been introduced to South-East and East Asia, although for many years they were not distinguished and the Asian introductions were widely identified as “golden apple snails” and the name P. canaliculata was applied to them. Cowie, 2002) or may have presented data from one species that in fact were derived from the other. Plos One, 8(5):10.1371/journal.pone.0063782, Dreon MS, Ituarte S, Heras H, 2010. However, because of the past confusion regarding the identities of the species introduced to Asia, some of the information purportedly relating to P. canaliculata may relate to either or both P. canaliculata and P. maculata. At 30°C, under the most desiccating conditions <5% RH), all of the smallest size class were dead after 56 days, but under the most desiccating conditions (>95% RH), 100% mortality did not occur until day 189. In: Gulf of Mexico Science, 1 (2) 30-38. In: Molluscan Research, 3 (1) 1-5. by Simberloff, D. \Schmitz, D. C. \Brown, T. C.]. Positive interactions of nonindigenous species: invasional meltdown? Non indigenous land and freshwater gastropods in Israel. Federal Register, 71(65):16973-16975, Gettys LA, Haller CR, Mudge CR, Koshnick TJ, 2008. Thus, the natural range of P. canaliculata was formerly thought to extend from temperate Argentina into northern Amazonia (Cazzaniga, 2002), the species having been confused with P. maculata. Ramakrishnan (2007) also showed that the maximum desiccation tolerance of P. maculata was loss of 58% of total corporeal plus extracorporeal water and that it is a moderate regulator of oxygen consumption when subjected to progressive hypoxia, maintaining a normal oxygen uptake rate down to a critical PO2 of 80-120 Torr depending on temperature, and suggested that P. maculata would be most successful in oxygenated, flowing-water (but only slow-flowing) habitats. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 74(4):355-362., Cowie RH, 1995. Snail Busters apple snail trap as delivered for deployment to control apple snails. The most northern latitude at which P. maculata populations occur is the Ebro River delta in Spain (EFSA Panel on Plant Health, 2012; Horgan et al., 2012; Andre and Lopez, 2013), where it has been introduced. (2004a), apple snails consumed water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) at a rate of 1.01 g plant per g snail per day. Other species that may be confused with P. maculata are P. lineata and P. dolioides. At ph 3.5, 20% survived the full 28 days, while at ph values of 5.5-9 all but 0-2 snails out of 15-20 survived. 2), 11-14., Romi L. Burks, Department of Biology, Southwestern University, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA, Amy E. Miller, Animal Behaviour Program, Southwestern University, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA, Alexandria L. Hill, Department of Biology, Southwestern University, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA. Pomacea diffusa, common name the spike-topped apple snail, Large aquatic snail, Ross river area, Townsville, QLD, Australia USA, Florida, Gainesville. Florida, USA: Wordpress. The apple snail Pomacea canaliculata, a novel vector of the rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis: its introduction, spread, and control in China. by Sturm, C. F. \Pearce, T. A. Although eradication of the species was unsuccessful, the outcomes of this effort suggested that a diversity of fishes might help control the enormous numbers of small snail hatchlings produced by P. maculata. Lethal and non-lethal effects of multiple indigenous predators on the invasive golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata). Plough and harrow the land to kill the snails in the soil; if rice is the next crop flood the land to revive dormant snails and then cultivate. Note that metaldehyde pelleted baits have come under scrutiny by pesticide regulators and countries are reconsidering their use. The greatest water loss at day 161 was 63% at >95% RH and 30°C among the smallest snails. Predators of the introduced apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae): their effectiveness and utilization in biological control. Other Scientific Names. The name snail is most often applied to land snails, however, there are many different types of snails.In fact, there are over 4000 snail species that also includes different … What's New? Los Banos, Philippines: Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), 243-254, Dillon RT, 2006. The snails have gills and a lung. Molluscs are a very diverse group, with at least 85,000 species named, and estimates of up to 200,000 species occurring worldwide. Snail consumption ranged from 55 % to 96 % on a subset of plants (approximate rank order: Hymenocallis liriosme, Ceratophyllum demersum, Ruppia maritima, Colocasia esculenta, Eichhornia crassipes, Sagittaria lancifolia). Tentacles are long and tapering. It feeds on aquatic plants and can devastate rice (in South-east Asia), taro (in Hawaii; although P. maculata is not in Hawaii) and other aquatic or semi-aquatic crops. EFSA Journal, 10(1):2552., Gaston EE, 2006. Pest risk analysis on the introduction of Pomacea insularum (d'Orbigny, 1835) into the EU. (2008) reported introduced P. maculata in the wild in Asia from Malaysia (Borneo), Cambodia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam (the report of Taiwan in Table 1 of that paper is incorrect). Only provisionally identified as either P. canaliculata or P. maculata by Cowie (1995); misidentified as P. canaliculata by Cowie (2002); identity confirmed by Hayes et al. Fecundity of the exotic apple snail, Pomacea insularum. Common name of its synonymous name pomacea insularum is the island applesnail. Ranamukhaarachchi and Wikramasinghe, 2006, EFSA Panel on Plant Health, USA, Europe), but also to warn people in regions in which parasites such as Angiostrongylus cantonensis occur of the dangers of infection. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. bridge pilings, rocks). P. canaliculata is now known to have a more restricted southern distribution and P. maculata an extensive distribution overlapping in part with that of P. canaliculata but extending as far as Amazonia (Hayes et al., 2012). When the first introduction of P. maculata took place is not known. (2010) best described the invasive populations of P. maculata in a study conducted in southeastern Texas. Hatchlings of the two species are readily distinguished. Various other scientific names (tabulated by Cowie et al., 2006) have been used for the introduced apple snails in Asia (i.e., undistinguished P. maculata and P. canaliculata) that place them in incorrect, invalid or mis-spelled genus names (e.g. Texas, USA: University of Texas at Arlington, 245 pp. North America) and those found within their native range (i.e. Felipponea species are small, and unlikely to be encountered. Heavy predation on freshwater bryozoans by the golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata Lamarck, 1822 (Ampullariidae). In males the penis sheath is visible just behind the mantle edge above the right tentacle. An artificial perch to help snail kites handle an exotic apple snail. Ecology of the introduced appel snail, Marisa cornuarietis (Ampullariidae) in Dade County, Florida. The following statement (from the CABI Invasive Species Compendium datasheet for P. canaliculata) may equally apply to P. maculata: “Once introduced to an area, it spreads rapidly through bodies of water such as canals and rivers and during floods. In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. (; and from Golden apple snail. Common Name . Pomacea maculata was initially identified in the USA as P. insularum by Rawlings et al., Joshi RC, Sebastian LC, 2006. The lung occupies most of the left side of the mantle and the gill is situated in the mantle roof, anterior to the lung and just posterior to the base of the siphon. (2012) P. maculata and P. canaliculata did not share any mitochondrial DNA COI haplotypes, even in places where their ranges overlapped. Subsequent efforts were more successful and the use of snail traps facilitated the removal of four tons of, Journal of Medical and Applied Malacology. The most thorough description available for P. maculata is by Hayes et al. Raising public awareness is not only important to prevent the further spread of Pomacea species in Asia and elsewhere (e.g. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), Species Survival Commission (SSC), World Conservation Union (IUCN), 12 pp. Female snails lays clutches of pink eggs (about 250 at a time, but this is very variable), above water on parts of plants and on rocks (Photo 4). Although its shell is coloured similarly to that of P. maculata, adults are smaller than those of P. maculata and the suture between successive whorls is not deeply channelled, making it fairly readily distinguished, at least as adults, from P. maculata. Molluscs as crop pests, 145-192, Cowie RH, 2013. Radular morphology of Pomacea maculata (a & c) and Pomacea canaliculata (b & d). The activity patterns of P. maculata are probably similar to those of P. canaliculata but no studies have addressed these aspects of behaviour in P. maculata. The Veliger, 50(3):248-254, Halwart M, 1994. Density effects of native and exotic snails on growth in juvenile apple snails Pomacea paludosa (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae): a laboratory experiment. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 72(6, Suppl. The bright pink eggs of P. maculata are generally thought of as being unpalatable to predators, as are those of P. canaliculata (Dreon et al., 2010). What are apple snails? Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia) should be encouraged to adopt similar measures. The removal of P. maculata allowed for the persistence of important aquatic vegetation. months) without access to water and in the field will do this under minimal water conditions by burrowing into muddy substrates and closing the shell tightly with the operculum. (2008), Matsukura et al. Tsukuba, Feb.25-27, 1997, pp.170-180, Wada T, 2006. The role of the proteinase inhibitor ovorubin in apple snail eggs resembles plant embryo defense against predation. However, when P. insularum was synonymized with P. maculata by Hayes et al. Wikimedia Commons. Pomacea canaliculata(Lamarck, 1822) P. glauca(Linnaeus, 1758) P. insularum(d'Orbigny, 1835) P. lineata(Spix, 1827) P. haustrum(Reeve, 1856) P. diffusa(Blume, 1957) Scientific name i: Pomacea maculata: Taxonomy navigation › Pomacea. In March 1810 Perry created the genus Pomacea (type species Pomacea maculata) in which the American species were placed. In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. In particular, P. maculata can be distinguished from P. canaliculata on the basis of the position and number of glands on the penial sheath, P. canaliculata having two distinctive areas of glandular tissue in the apical penial sheath gland, and P. maculata lacking a medial sheath gland but possessing a basal sheath gland (Hayes et al., 2012, 2015). Common name: giant applesnail. 14 (4), 701-712. DOI:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00483.x. CABI is a registered EU trademark. To assess chronic tolerance, snails were maintained at the experimental temperature for 28 days. Freshwater Biology, 49(10):1269-1279, Carlsson NOL, Brönmark C, 2006. P. maculata (and P. canaliculata) seem particularly voracious and generalist compared to other Pomacea species (Morrison and Hay, 2011). Hayes et al. In Houston, Texas, USA, where many populations of introduced P. maculata exist, temperatures can reach highs of 33 °C. Pomacea maculata - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia by Joshi, R. C.\Sebastian, L. S.]. Climatic modelling indicates that it could expand further north in the USA (Byers et al., 2013). Pomacea canaliculata is native to Argentina and Uruguay, while P. maculata is more widely distributed from the La Plata region of Argentina to the Amazon basin of Brasil, including Uruguay and Paraguay, and possibly Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. By all field accounts, little damage occurs to the egg clutches. For instance, in the Philippines, where the snail occurs over approximately 50% of the area devoted to the crop, losses in yield, replanting, and pesticide use cost many millions of dollars annually. Tolerance of embryos and hatchlings of the invasive apple snail Pomacea maculata to estuarine conditions. In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. P. maculata may spread naturally in the same ways as are thought to be the case for P. canaliculata, that is predominantly by floating downstream, although crawling upstream is also possible, unless the flow rate is too great (Ranamukhaarachchi and Wikramasinghe, 2006). Teem et al. Feeding rates of an introduced freshwater gastropod Pomacea insularum on native and nonindigenous aquatic plants in Florida. > 10°C, Cold average temp. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. However, it has been extremely confused because of the gross morphological similarity within major ampullariid groups accompanied by considerable intra-specific variation. The primary mode of spread has probably been deliberate introduction to new areas by people who see it as a potential source of food, generally not distinguishing it from P. canaliculata. In the USA, use of chelated copper (e.g. Add NPK fertilizer during soil preparation., USGS, 2013. Biological Invasions, 13:945-955, Morrison WE, Hay ME, 2011. (2008) found that one adult P. maculata had the equivalent impact of three to four P. paludosa on the native juveniles’ growth rates and survival. Consequently, species boundaries have been very difficult to assess based solely on conchology. Canaliculatais a reduced plant stand where the snails have severed the plant stalks below the water level. It is also an important vector of various parasites including the nematode Angiostrongyulus cantonensis, which causes human eosinophillic meningitis (Lv et al., 2011; Yang et al., 2013)”. With some exceptions (e.g. A large freshwater snail, whose shell may reach the size of an apple. What is EOL? Eggs are laid noticeably above the water line, from a few centimetres but generally higher and up to ~2 metres. The pink colour of the eggs of P. maculata comes from the carotenoproteins that probably play roles in protection against solar radiation, stabilizing and transporting antioxidant molecules and helping to protect embryos from desiccation and predators (Pasquevich et al., 2014), as they do in P. canaliculata (Dreon et al., 2013). The identity, distribution, and impacts of non-native apple snails in the continental United States. (2012) revised the taxonomy of P. maculata and P. canaliculata, redescribing both species and clearly distinguishing them morphologically. For morning glory, they took longer to scrape at the hollow stems that later gave access to the leaves, Also in Laos, snails (probably P. canaliculata) in an enclosure study consumed greater amounts of Ludwigia adscendens and Salvinia cucullata than of I. aquatica (Carlsson and Brönmark, 2006). Pagka karon wala pay siak nga nalista ubos niini niya. Nonetheless, the development of the two types of tissue varies with maturity and they may appear undifferentiated in younger individuals. Pomacea maculata; numerous egg clutches laid on wild taro (Colocasia esculenta). Also, the juveniles of many species are essentially indistinguishable morphologically. Thailand), the dates given by Mochida (1991) for introduction of Pomacea to particular countries can therefore be taken as the earliest date that P. maculata might have been introduced to those countries. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7(97):(26 June 2007). (2011). Molluscan Research, 3(1):1-5, Baker P, Zimmanck F, Baker SM, 2010. Both P. maculata and P. canaliculata, as well as several other species that exhibit similar shell morphology, lay pink clutches above the water’s surface that are readily distinguished from those of a number of other species with similar shell morphology but that lay bright green eggs. Consumption of another three plants (Pontederia lanceolata, Sagittaria kurziana and Myriophyllum heterophyllum) was 1-2 g/g/d and snails showed minimal consumption (0.032 – 0.049 g/g/d) of E. densa, Alternanthera philoxeroides and E. crassipes. Hydrobiologia [Structure and Function of World Shallow Lakes. Nature in Singapore, 7:31-47, Pasquevich MY, Dreon MS, Heras H, 2014. It may out-compete native apple snails (Halwart, 1994a; Warren, 1997), prey on native fauna (Wood et al., 2005, 2006) and alter natural ecosystem function (Carlsson et al. Asia, Africa (Egypt, South Africa), North and South America, the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), Europe (Spain), Oceania. Adults have thin shells, 35-60 mm high, which coils to the right (when apex is uppermost and opening is to the right), and varies from yellow brown, greenish-brown to dark brown, often with bands, with a brown horny operculum which closes the opening of the shell (Photo 1&2). Specifically, P. maculata also quickly consumed S. latifolia after eliminating the Utricularia. The family Ampullariidae (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Ampullarioidea). Species of Pomacea can be easily distinguished from those in other ampullariid genera (see figure 2 of Hayes et al., 2009b). The snail is a hazard to human health. The distribution of P. maculata in Asia now broadly overlaps that of P. canaliculata (Hayes et al., 2008, 2012). The female crawls out of the water onto an emergent substrate and lays a clutch of pink eggs. In the same year (1810), a few months after Perry's publication, Montfort introduced the generic name Ampullarius as an unjustified emendation of Ampullaria. Malacologia, 47(1/2):397 pp, Britton DK, McMahon RF, 2005. Shell morphology, reproductive anatomy and genetic patterns of three species of apple snails of the genus Pomacea in Thailand. Applied Entomology and Zoology. Mochida, 1991) and molecular study confirms the area of the Uruguay and La Plata rivers around Buenos Aires as the most likely specific locality (Hayes et al., 2008). Thus, the first records for most countries are in 2008, although it is likely that P. maculata was introduced widely much earlier than this, especially as it was already in Thailand by 1990 or perhaps even 1984 (Keawjam and Upatham, 1990) and was first detected, highly localized, in Cambodia in 1995 (Cowie, 1995). A hemipteran and two orthopterans also eat the eggs of P. canaliculata (Yusa, 2006), and therefore also perhaps of P. maculata. Subsequently, the common name ‘giant apple snail’ has been suggested for P. maculata, but this name suffers from the fact that many apple snail species are very large, as well as potentially fostering confusion with ‘GAS’ used to refer to ‘golden apple snails’ (traditionally P. canaliculata but now known to be a mixture of P. canaliculata and P. maculata) and the ‘giant African snail’ (Lissachatina fulica). Pila Roding, 1798 and Pomacea Perry, 1810 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): placed on the Official List, and Ampullariidae Gray, 1824: confirmed as the nomenclaturally valid synonym of Pilidae Preston, 1915. However, given its success as an invasive alien species it is not surprising that the majority of clutches display high hatching success, often 70% or more (Barnes et al., 2008). In terms of education, a number of non-profit organizations as well as state and federal agencies have produced factsheets about the species but these vary substantially in their accuracy; see Dyke (2013) for current reliable information. Additional confusion has also arisen because some of these names have been used for more than one species of ampullariid; for instance, ‘golden snail’ and ‘mystery snail’ have been used primarily for orange/yellow varieties of both P. canaliculata and P. diffusa (the latter often misidentified as P. bridgesii), notably in the aquarium trade, in some cases without realizing that they are different species, or without being able to distinguish them, or simply misidentifying them (see Cowie et al., 2006). This aspect of their biology warrants further study, especially in comparison with P. canaliculata, as it may be important in the ability of P. maculata to invade agricultural wetlands. London, UK: Earthscan, 207-217, Cowie RH, Hayes KA, Thiengo SC, 2006. A Field Guide to the Birds. While some people might see this as an environmental service, apple snails such as P. maculata that feed relatively indiscriminately on a wide range of macrophytes will have negative impacts on native and desirable vegetation and the animals associated with them (Robins, 1971; Simberloff and Stiling 1996; Cowie, 2002). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Hatchlings (~1 mm in width) then fall into the water and attempt to adhere to some type of substrate. In a few cases in the USA, managers have tried hand removal of snails and eggs as a strategy to reduce population size and growth. 2012 : 730 ): NHMUK 1854.12. At this stage, small, scattered patches of pigment make their shells appear spotted. by Carey, J. R.\Moyle, P.\Rejmánek, M.\Vermeij, G.]. the Global Invasive Species Database of the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group). Biological Invasions, 12(4):927-941., Byers JE, McDowell WG, Dodd SR, Haynie RS, Pintor LM, Wilde SB, 2013. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(4):423-428., Burks RL, Kyle CH, Trawick MK, 2010. Taro leaves are eaten if they droop into the irrigation water. August, 2008. 2004a). Ecology, 85(6):1575-1580., Carlsson NOL, Lacoursière JO, 2005. It is native to South America from Uruguay, Paraguay, and the bordering areas of Brazil and Argentina, north to the Amazon River. The availability of large snail populations in these areas might draw attention to their culinary potential and result in the creation of an aquaculture industry where one did not formerly exist. 2):11-14., Teo SS, 2004. Snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) are possible biological vectors. Introductions of Pomacea began around 1979 or 1980, initially to Taiwan (Mochida, 1991) (though this appears to have been only P. canaliculata). (2008) found that P. maculata adults readily consumed P. maculata eggs. PLoS ONE. Roll U, Dayan T, Simberloff D, Meinis HK, 2008., Lv Shan, Zhang Yi, Steinmann P, Yang GuoJing, Yang Kun, Zhou XiaoNong, Utzinger J, 2011. 15 (9), 2039-2048. DOI:10.1007/s10530-013-0431-1, Matsukura K, Okuda M, Kubota K, Wada T, 2008. It has been reported from estuaries (EFSA Panel on Plant Health, 2012) but its salinity tolerance probably prevents its extensive penetration into such brackish habitats (Ramakrishnan, 2007), although eggs remain viable when exposed to periodic inundations typical of a tidal regime and modest, albeit reduced, growth and survival occurs at moderate salinities (5 and 10‰) (Martin and Valentine, 2014). Pomacea maculata; the visual perspective of a tiny (ca.1mm) hatchling starting out on its own in a sea of pink egg-mass. Nonetheless P. maculata may also be able to cause such an impact, which might be expected given the larger size of the species relative to P. canaliculata and other invertebrates. Invasions in agriculture: assessing the cost of the golden apple snail in Asia. Populations of P. maculata in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, probably experience the coldest temperatures in the introduced range, although climatic modelling indicates suitability of areas a little further north (Byers et al., 2013). In fact, no published study has suggested that P. maculata consumes substantial quantities of E. crassipes quickly. Neptune City. Although usually confined initially to aquaculture facilities, the snails either escape or are deliberately released into agricultural or natural wetlands. Their reproductive capacity certainly exceeds that reported for other Pomacea species (Cowie, 2002). Predation on freshwater bryozoans by the apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata, Ampullariidae, an invasive species in Southeast Asia: a summary report. In the laboratory F1 hybrid progeny have been produced (Matsukura et al., 2013) but survivorship and reproductive viability of F1 or F2 hybrids in the field has not been assessed. Without any requirement or practice of inspection, small P. maculata may be mistaken for P. diffusa and unintentionally sold to the public. In the past, this species has been misidentified as P. bridgesii, which is generally larger. In Asia A. cantonensis is widespread in P. canaliculata (Lv et al., 2011), but as yet there has been no report of it in P. maculata. Species of Asolene are generally small < 2 cm shell height) and usually yellow with brown bands. The first whorl of one-day-old hatchlings is ~0.8 mm wide and the hatchling shell is 1.2 mm in height; the semi-translucent operculum is ~1.1 mm in width (Barnes et al., 2008; Horn et al., 2008; Hayes et al., 2012). Ants in tropical irrigated rice: distribution and abundance, especially of Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 80(1):62-66., Yusa Y, 2001. (2008), the difficulty of distinguishing P. canaliculata from P. maculata meant that not only were their true ranges in South America not understood but also that the correct identities of ampullariids in Asia and other locations to which they have been introduced were not known. (2008), Introduced from elsewhere in east or South-East Asia. The major egg reserve protein from the invasive apple snail Pomacea maculata is a complex carotenoprotein related to those of Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea scalaris. However, the variability of the species make identification difficult, and specimens should be examined by experts. Table 1. Denisia, Neue Serie (New series), 28:283-286, Wood TS, Anurakpongsatorn P, Chaichana R, Mahujchariyawong J, Satapanajaru T, 2006. Hayes et al., 2009b; Matsukkura et al., 2013). A few studies have been done in Asia on the use of fish to control P. canaliculata (see the Invasive Species Compendium datasheet for P. canaliculata). They tend to have more prominent shell spires, though this character is variable in all three species, and the sutures between their whorls are not deeply channellized. Numerous cultural control measures have been implemented for P. canaliculata (see the Invasive Species Compendium datasheet for P. canaliculata) and are probably also applicable to P. maculata. However, their study distinguished P. canaliculata and P. “insularus” (= maculata), although they got the identifications reversed, Ebro River, Catalonia; identification confirmed via DNA sequencing by (MMAMRM, 2011), Southernmost Alabama (i.e. (2013) reported indivduals with both mitochondrial and nucelar DNA sequences characteristic of P. maculata; First reported: 2008/2013, Keawjam and Upatham (1990) reported 1984 as the first record of Pomacea in Thailand but this record could have been of either P. maculata or P. canaliculata. It will feed on macroalgae, submerged plants or freely floating macrophytes with little structural defense (e.g. 7 (97), (26 June 2007). canoes, kayaks, paddle or fishing boats) that are moved between water bodies should be inspected for egg clutches. (2006) treated it as P. bridgesii, of which P. diffusa was then considered a subspecies (Cowie 145-192. DOI:10.1079/9780851993201.0145. Pomacea maculata; newly collected, medium-sized specimens, laying pink egg clutches. They are laid in densely packed clutches above water on emergent vegetation and other firm substrates (e.g. Prior to the work of Cowie et al. (2012), in which P. maculata and P. canaliculata are compared. It poses an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals. Color can range from pale to darker olive green often with a faint dark band. Communication of the potential negative impacts of P. maculata on human health (as a vector of Angiostrongylus cantonensis) and agriculture (as a consumer of rice and other wetland crops) has recently raised public awareness, but only to a limited extent. Tolerance to low temperature and desiccation in two invasive apple snails, Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata (Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae), collected in their original distribution area (Northern and Central Argentina). Buenos Aires is one the coldest areas in the native range of the species, with average temperatures of 4-6 °C in the coldest months. (d) grey color eventually yields to white when the clutch will soon hatch. Overall, application of copper sulfate is one of the most expensive control measures. Nonetheless, the extent of predation on P. maculata eggs by different species remains unclear. by Joshi, R. C.\Sebastian, L. S.]. The two species differ most clearly genetically, having no shared haplotypes and a mean genetic distance of 0.135 at cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) (Hayes et al., 2012). Pathways for transmission of angiostrongyliasis and the risk of disease associated with them. Other Common Names . Patterns of consumption did not differ among size classes or across a range of temperatures (20-35 °C). Out of South America: multiple origins of non-native apple snails in Asia. The shells of P. paludosa are smaller, thinner and with a smaller aperture, making them easier to handle than P. maculata, which are then more likely to be dropped. Present in south-western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, Introduced from elsewhere in east or South-East Asia. The recent apple snails of Africa and Asia (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ampullariidae: Afropomus, Forbesopomus, Lanistes, Pila, Saulea): a nomenclatural and type catalogue. Pomacea maculata; the increasing thickness of opercula as the snail increases in age and size. In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. Snails survived by filling their shells with air and floating away from the pesticide application. Ampullaria georgii Williams, 1889. In this study, at salinity levels of 0-6.8‰ survival was greater than 90% after a 28 day exposure. PLoS ONE, 9(5):e94969. P. maculata is a freshwater snail native to a wide geographical area in South America from the Rio de la Plata in Argentina and Uruguay to the Amazon in Brazil. Biological Invasions. Very few educational efforts exist to prevent this common occurrence from happening again and again (Martin et al., 2012). Snail Busters: Stop the invasive South American apple snails. (2012) in their detailed description of P. canaliculata but was within the range of size of P. maculata. (2007) possess COI haplotypes that are a close match to haplotypes from the Río Uruguay near Buenos Aires, indicating a probable origin in this region. P. canaliculata spread rapidly through much of Southeast Asia following its initial introduction to Taiwan. The foot is oval with a squarish anterior edge. The emergence of angiostrongyliasis in the People's Republic of China: the interplay between invasive snails, climate change and transmission dynamics. Pila Roding, 1798 and Pomacea Perry, 1810 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed placement on the Official List, and Ampullariidae Gray, 1824: proposed confirmation as the nomenclaturally valid synonym of Pilidae Preston, 1915. Although it is clear that P. canaliculata was first introduced to the region (to Taiwan) in about 1979 or 1980, P. maculata has not been demonstrated rigorously as ever having been present in Taiwan (Hayes et al., 2008). Old species and new concepts in the taxonomy of Pomacea (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae). The expansion of this enterprise probably resulted in the introduction of P. maculata to several countries. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. South America); all snails preferred North American to South American plants. d'Orbigny. Other states where snails have invaded (i.e. In: Molluscs as crop pests. Report on a visit to Cambodia to advise on apple snails as potential rice pests. Much of the following information is additional information specific to the USA and to P. maculata. Hatchlings are likely to rely on detritus and algal-based resources for food, although they also readily consume lettuce in the laboratory. Both acute and chronic temperature tolerance was tested on snails acclimated prior to testing to a range of temperatures. The snails consumed duckweed in one piece but first attacked the roots and aerenchyma-filled bulbs of water hyacinth before consuming the leaves. The former has probably been the main source of the invasion of P. maculata in Asia, while its presence in the continental USA is probably attributable to the latter. The largest snails all survived 308 days at 75% and >95% RH, regardless of temperature, while at <5% all were dead at day 203 (20 and 25°C) and day 154 (30°C). Heavy snail mortality occurred but eggs were still found the following year. (15 cm) high and are higher than they are wide. Acta Oecologica, xxx: 1-12. PLoS ONE, 8(2):e56812. Shell colour, the pattern of darker bands running spirally around the shell and the colour of the animal inside should not be considered diagnostic of species of Pomacea, and cannot be used to distinguish P. diffusa from P. maculata, especially as there are many colour varieties of P. diffusa that have been specially bred for the aquarium trade. cuprinaReeve, 1856, leviorSowerby, 1909, lineataSpix in Wagner, 1827), or mis-spell the genus or species names (e.g. Once introduced, it is further possible that it spreads naturally by floating downstream, to a limited extent by crawling upstream, during flooding, and even attached to birds, as has been reported for P. canaliculata in Hawaii (Levin et al., 2006). AmpullariaLamarck, 1799, AmpullariusMontfort, 1810), that identify them as different species (e.g. Biological Name. The apple snails of the Americas: addenda and corrigenda. 43 (4), 535-540. DOI:10.1303/aez.2008.535, Rawlings T A, Hayes K A, Cowie R H, Collins T M, 2007. Nonetheless, the global need to replace expensive sources of protein (e.g. Golden apple snail management and prevention in Taiwan. A.]. Freshwater Gastropoda. it is a human commensal), Highly likely to be transported internationally accidentally, Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately, Highly likely to be transported internationally illegally, Difficult to identify/detect as a commodity contaminant, Difficult to identify/detect in the field, Meat/fat/offal/blood/bone (whole, cut, fresh, frozen, canned, cured, processed or smoked). Golden apple snails in China. Name. In permanent habitats, such as ponds and lakes, they observed low densities (fewer than two snails per square meter), stable populations, and the same size structure through the year. The island applesnail, Pomacea insularum, appears nearly … Consequently, the use of common names should be avoided to reduce confusion within this taxonomically difficult group (Hayes et al., 2009b). The second and third shells represent early and late juveniles, respectively, as described in Burks et al. The thin fragile shells can reach up to 6 in. The golden apple snail in Vietnam. Age or size at first reproduction has not been studied in P. maculata but based on anecdotal evidence, juvenile P. maculata mature and can start producing very small egg clutches at 9-12 months old. Along with P. canaliculata, pro-active states (i.e. P. maculata in the southeastern USA was probably introduced via the aquarium trade (Karatayev et al., 2009; Martin et al., 2012). Morrison and Hay (2010) assessed preferences and consumption rates of multiple species of apple snails with eight macrophytes native to Florida; all snails showed roughly similar patterns of preference throughout the choice experiment, with Utricularia sp. P. maculata occurs in shallow parts of slow-moving bodies of fresh water, close to riverbanks, at the edges of lakes and in ponds, in wetlands and irrigated wetland croplands and in drainage/irrigation ditches. Albino and gold forms exist (Photo 3). Red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) may prey on eggs or hatchlings but ongoing research demonstrates limited consumption (R Burks, South Western University, Texas, USA, unpublished). In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. Similar range expansions related to climate change could also occur elsewhere, for instance in Korea and Japan. (2012) recognised the species name Pomacea maculata as the senior synonym of a number of other Pomacea species, including P. insularum, the name Andre KB, Lopez MA, 2013. The two species are now distinguishable, although there still remain questions over much of the recently published research that has not clearly and correctly identified the species in question. Although the snail kite can feed on P. maculata as an alternative, it often uses more energy trying to extract P. maculata from their shells and may use more resources flying back to suitable feeding perches (Cattau et al., 2010). Common names. Using a similar approach, Morrison and Hay (2011) conducted paired feeding experiments that gave P. maculata the choice between plants found outside their native distribution (i.e. Periodically lower the irrigation water to about 1-2 cm to prevent the snails from moving and feeding. Wikipedia. They estimated the cost of application at $2.50/lb [$5.50/kg]. The Biologist, 53:136-152, Roll U, Dayan T, Simberloff D, Meinis HK, 2008. The multi-authored book edited by Joshi and Sebastian (2006) also brought together considerable knowledge, with a primary focus on agriculture in Asia. Estimates suggest that invasion of P. canaliculata into agricultural rice fields in Asia has resulted in millions of dollars worth of damage and loss (see CABI Invasive Species Compendium datasheet for P. canaliculata). Newly laid clutches have a deeper pink colour and a noticeable gelatinous nature before they dry out and develop. In: Global advances in ecology and management of golden apple snails [ed. Herbivore preference for native vs. exotic plants: generalist herbivores from multiple continents prefer exotic plants that are evolutionarily naïve. Pomacea canaliculata. The body is golden-pinkish or orange-yellow. Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. No study has yet documented the potential or limitations for reproduction in the species but anecdotal observations suggest that mature female snails can lay one clutch every 7-10 days, with clutch size ranging widely but averaging over a thousand eggs per clutch (Barnes et al., 2008; Burks et al., 2010). As in almost all studies undertaken on Pomacea in East and South-East Asia, especially prior to the rigorous distinction of P. canaliculata and P. maculata by Hayes et al. Apple snails (Ampullariidae) as agricultural pests: their biology, impacts and management. Biocell, 26(1):71-81, Cheng EY, Kao ChingHua, 2006. Pomacea maculata differs substantially from Pomacea diffusa, the scientific name of the so-called ‘spike-topped’ apple snail found in the aquarium trade (Rawlings et al., 2007). PLoS ONE, No.December:e15059. With the global need to find alternate protein sources, the culinary industries of various countries might explore further the use of apple snails as a local delicacy or ethnic cuisine. In their non-native range, they often occur in canal or irrigation systems associated with wetland agriculture. Ampullaria amazonica Reeve, 1856. The mobile application is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes. It is commonly confused with any number of similar large apple snails, including the well-known invasive golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata (listed among ‘100 of the world’s worst invasive species’). Their results imply that P. maculata range expansion could have a direct negative impact on P. paludosa populations, especially considering that juvenile survival may be particularly important for increasing population densities (Burlakova et al., 2009). Given their dark colouration, adult P. maculata may blend into their benthic sediments and be difficult to see. Photo 1. (2010) they ate a small amount of P. lanceolata. The most readily apparent anatomical differences are in the male penis sheath (Hayes et al., 2012). People may also move it around accidentally; for instance, eggs can be transported on boats (EFSA Panel on Plant Health., 2012), and in Hawaii small juveniles (of P. canaliculata) could be inadvertently transported on taro parts used for propagation (Levin et al., 2006). In the USA, the US Department of Agriculture through its Plant Protection and Quarantine program prohibits interstate transport of P. maculata without a permit. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 43(4):535-540., MMAMRM (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino), 2011. AUTHOR Grahame JacksonInformation from CABI (2019) Pomacea canaliculata (golden apple snail). taro in some parts of the USA), environmental managers should carefully inspect stems and leaves for the presence of clutches or hatchlings. The colour of the eggs starts off as a vibrant pink and then fades to light pink, grey and then eventually white as the oxidative proteins break down and the clutches start to hatch. At 20 and 25°C and >95% RH these small snails survived the duration of the experiment (308 days). Native and introduced ampullariidae in North America: history, status, and ecology. In Florida, the native snail, Pomacea paludosa, was the exclusive food of the kites until the introduction of P. maculata. A large market did not develop in Asia for introduced apple snails, primarily P. canaliculata but probably also including P. maculata. The species with which P. maculata is most likely to be confused is P. canaliculata. The first sign of an infestation is usually the presence of pink eggs, which are highly visible above the water line. Wallingford, UK: CABI, CABI, Undated b. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. (2010) assessed adult P. maculata consumption on a suite of aquatic plants and macroalgae, and reported per capita consumption (grams plant per gram snail per day) based on non-choice experiments. Pomacea canaliculata, commonly known as the golden apple snail or the channeled apple snail, is a species of large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails.South American in origin, this species is considered to be in the top 100 of the "World's Worst Invasive Alien Species". Apple Snails in the Aquarium. by Joshi, R. C.\Sebastian, L. S.]. Hayes et al. Molluscan models in evolutionary biology: apple snails (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) as a system for addressing fundamental questions. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label. 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