Specimen Information

Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata
(giant applesnail)

Specimen ID1649688
Common Namegiant applesnail
Localitydrainage ditch leading to a flood retention pond in the Firethorne subdivision in Katy, Texas
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBuffalo-San Jacinto
HUC8 Number12040104
HUC10 NameBarker Reservoir
HUC10 Number1204010401
HUC12 NameWillow Fork
HUC12 Number120401040101
Collection Day22
Collection Month5
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released aquarium | hitch hiker on aquatic plants
Commentscitizen science report, photo taken of snail shell after brought home for craft project
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierMonica McGarrity, TPWD
Number Collected2
Pomacea maculata


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/9/2023].

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