Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1419043
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusPomacea
Speciesmaculata
Common Namegiant applesnail
StateTX
CountyBrazoria
LocalityBorrow ditch, north and south of Sally Lake Road (CR 29)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Brazos
HUC8 Number12070104
HUC10 NameDry Bayou-Brazos River
HUC10 Number1207010405
HUC12 NameBrazos River-Gulf of Mexico
HUC12 Number120701040505
Map
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Collection Day20
Collection Month9
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
CommentsGiant apple snails and their pink egg cases were observed along FM 521 on the east side of the highway, in the borrow ditch, north and south of Sally Lake Road (CR 29). They are also present along both sides of Sally Lake Road in the borrow ditches and egg cases are visible on tree trunks in homeowners' yards. The snails are also present on the north side of the USFWS Hudson Woods public use area.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/21/2024].

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