Melanoides tuberculata
Melanoides tuberculata
(red-rim melania)

Impact ID3549
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMelanoides tuberculata is a primary intermediate host for the gill trematode Centrocestus formosanus, which infects and causes mortality in native fish, such including: the endangered fountain darter, Etheostoma fonticola; Mexican cave tetra, Astyanax fasciatus; the exotic common carp, Cyprinus carpio; the exotc blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus; and the extic redbelly tilapia, Tilapia zillii, all in the San Antonio River, Texas.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/24/2024].

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