Tarebia granifera
Tarebia granifera
(quilted melania)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID2027
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn the Caribbean, T. granifera is used as a biological molluscicide to outcompete and replace native Biomphalaria snails that are vectors for schistosomasis in humans
Reference32504
Great Lakes RegionNo
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