Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1649665
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusPomacea
Speciesmaculata
Common Namegiant applesnail
LocalityRetainage bayou southeast Houston area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
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Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released aquarium | hitch hiker on aquatic plants
Statusestablished
CommentsSeveral egg masses and shells observed
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierMonica McGarrity, TPWD
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/10/2020].

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