Common name: titan applesnail
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Identification: Large globular shaped shell.
Native Range: South America (Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru)
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Puerto Rico &
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.
Revision Date: 8/14/2007
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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