Pomacea canaliculata
Pomacea canaliculata
(channeled applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID5974
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionPhilippine rice farmers claim that the edible native snail, Pila luzonica, has decreased drastically since the introduction of Pomacea canaliculata. Competition for resources with Pomacea canaliculata may have resulted in population decline. Not only rice but also other vegetation generally considered as weeds, as well as azolla, taro, and lotus, are attacked.
Reference33012
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationPhilippines

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