Cipangopaludina japonica
Cipangopaludina japonica
(Japanese mysterysnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Impact ID8211
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe Japanese mystery snail (Cipangopaludina japonica) is a host to Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae in Taiwan, a species associated with eosinophilic meningitis. It is also capable of hosting many other parasites in Asia, some of which may infect humans. The extent of this species’ role as a host to parasites in the Great Lakes is unknown.
Reference16666
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationTaiwan

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