The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.

Pomacea cf. canaliculata/maculata
Pomacea cf. canaliculata/maculata
(an applesnail)

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Pomacea cf. canaliculata/maculata

Common name: an applesnail

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range:
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Pomacea cf. canaliculata/maculata are found here.

StateFirst ObservedLast ObservedTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
AL200320235Escatawpa; Lower Tallapoosa; Mobile-Tensaw; Perdido Bay; Upper Choctawhatchee
AZ200720216Agua Fria; Lower Colorado; Lower Gila; Lower Salt; Lower Verde; Middle Gila
CA1997202210Los Angeles; Middle Kern-Upper Tehachapi-Grapevine; Middle San Joaquin-Lower Chowchilla; Salton Sea; San Diego; San Gabriel; San Joaquin Delta; Santa Barbara Coastal; Santa Margarita; Whitewater River
FL1978202435Alafia; Apalachee Bay-St. Marks; Big Cypress Swamp; Blackwater; Caloosahatchee; Cape Canaveral; Charlotte Harbor; Crystal-Pithlachascotee; Daytona-St. Augustine; Everglades; Florida Southeast Coast; Hillsborough; Kissimmee; Lake Okeechobee; Little Manatee; Lower Ochlockonee; Lower St. Johns; Manatee; Myakka; Northern Okeechobee Inflow; Ochlockonee; Oklawaha; Peace; Pensacola Bay; Santa Fe; Sarasota Bay; St. Andrew-St. Joseph Bays; St. Marys; Tampa Bay; Upper St. Johns; Upper Suwannee; Vero Beach; Western Okeechobee Inflow; Withlacoochee; Withlacoochee
GA2005202310Cumberland-St. Simons; Kinchafoonee-Muckalee; Lower Flint; Lower Ogeechee; Lower Savannah; Satilla; St. Marys; Upper Chattahoochee; Upper Ochlockonee; Withlacoochee
HI198920196Hawaii; Hawaii Region; Kauai; Lanai; Maui; Oahu
ID199120161Upper Snake-Rock
LA2006202321Amite; Atchafalaya; Bayou Sara-Thompson; Bayou Teche; Calcasieu-Mermentau; East Central Louisiana Coastal; Eastern Louisiana Coastal; Lake Maurepas; Lake Pontchartrain; Liberty Bayou-Tchefuncta; Little; Lower Calcasieu; Lower Grand; Lower Ouachita; Lower Pearl; Lower Sabine; Mermentau; Tangipahoa; Upper Calcasieu; Vermilion; West Central Louisiana Coastal
MS200820223Lower Pearl; Mississippi Coastal; Pascagoula
NC199220232Lumber; Upper Dan
PR200620092Eastern Puerto Rico; Southern Puerto Rico
SC200820237Bulls Bay; Coastal Carolina; Cooper; Lake Marion; Middle Savannah; South Carolina Coastal; Waccamaw
TX2000202423Aransas Bay; Austin-Oyster; Austin-Travis Lakes; Buffalo-San Jacinto; East Fork San Jacinto; Elm Fork Trinity; Lower Angelina; Lower Brazos; Lower Brazos-Little Brazos; Lower Colorado-Cummins; Lower Neches; Lower Sabine; Lower Trinity; Lower West Fork Trinity; North Laguna Madre; North Wichita; San Fernando; San Gabriel; South Laguna Madre; Spring; Upper San Antonio; West Fork San Jacinto; West Galveston Bay

Table last updated 6/16/2024

† Populations may not be currently present.

Revision Date: 5/21/2019

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2024, Pomacea cf. canaliculata/maculata: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=986, Revision Date: 5/21/2019, Access Date: 6/16/2024

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