Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata
(giant applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID7345
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionPomacea maculata herbivory completely removed submerged aquatic vegetation in cell 4S in a South Florida stormwater treatment area. This removal of submerged aquatic vegetation increased phosphorus outflow and caused a shut down of the stormwater treatment area until Pomacea maculata were removed.
Reference42272
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/14/2024].

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