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

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.
Reference34108
Great Lakes RegionNo
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