Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1687217
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusPomacea
Speciesmaculata
Common Namegiant applesnail
StateLA
CountyOrleans
LocalitySankofa Wetlands Nature Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
HUC10 NameBayou Gentilly-Bayou Terre aux Boeufs
HUC10 Number0809020305
HUC12 NameForty Arpent Canal-Bayou Terre Aux Boeufs
HUC12 Number080902030501
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month11
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | hitch hiker
Statusestablished
CommentsTwo shells found, dozens of egg masses
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierC. Morningstar, USGS
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Year Classegg masses, adults
Photo
Pomacea maculata


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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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