Cipangopaludina japonica
Cipangopaludina japonica
(Japanese mysterysnail)

Impact ID8216
Impact TypeOther
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionResearch in Japanese rice paddies suggested that the feeding activity of Cipangopaludina japonica, a common rice paddy dweller and consumer of bacteria, could be used to assimilate excess sewage from wastewater treatments if the sewage were applied as compost. However, utilizing C. japonicus in such a way could pose a danger to consumers of the snail, including humans, due to the potential accumulation of heavy metals and other toxic substances.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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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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