Melanoides tuberculata
Melanoides tuberculata
(red-rim melania)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID1975
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMelanoides tuberculata is an intermediate host for the trematode parasite Centrocestus formosanus, and due to the snails' presence in Texas, the endangered fountain darter populations have been found to be harboring the parasite.
Reference33302
Great Lakes RegionNo
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