Cipangopaludina chinensis
Cipangopaludina chinensis
(Chinese mysterysnail)

Impact ID8205
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionWhere mystery snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis) overlaps with the introduced rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) impacts on native populations may be particularly severe. The relatively large and thick shell of Cipangopaludina chinensis reportedly enables this species to evade predation by Orconectes rusticus more easily than native snails; thus, the risk of predation by Orconectes rusticus remains relatively high while competition with Cipangopaludina chinensis add further pressure on native snail survival.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationWisoconsin, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/27/2024].

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