Pomacea haustrum
Pomacea haustrum
(titan applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
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Pomacea haustrum (Reeve, 1858)

Common name: titan applesnail

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Identification: Large globular shaped shell.

Native Range: South America (Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru)

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge waters in Palm Beach County, Florida (Rawlings et al. 2007).

Ecology: Freshwater rivers.

Means of Introduction: Probable aquarium introduction.

Status: This is the only known area where this species is established in the United States (Rawlings et al. 2007).

Impact of Introduction: Unknown

References: (click for full references)

Rawlings, T. A., K. A. Hayes, R. H. Cowie, and T. M. Collins. 2007. The identity, distribution, and impacts on non-native apple snails in the continental United States. BMC Evolutionary Biology, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/97.

Author: Benson, A.J.

Revision Date: 8/14/2007

Citation Information:
Benson, A.J., 2018, Pomacea haustrum (Reeve, 1858): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2600, Revision Date: 8/14/2007, Access Date: 1/16/2018

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