Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1633774
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusPomacea
Speciesmaculata
Common Namegiant applesnail
StateLA
CountyAscension
LocalityDitch in front of house
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Maurepas
HUC8 Number08070204
HUC10 NameBlind River
HUC10 Number0807020402
HUC12 NameBayou Conway
HUC12 Number080702040203
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on aquatic plants | dispersed
Statusestablished
CommentsThe snails were reported to Jacoby Carter at the USGS-WARC in Lafayette. Images included in the email confirmed the identification of giant apple snails.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierJacoby Carter, USGS
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected10
Photo
Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2024].

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