Specimen Information

Melanoides tuberculata
Melanoides tuberculata
(red-rim melania)

Specimen ID1691744
Common Namered-rim melania
CountyLos Angeles
LocalityNorthernmost outfall pipe feeding Bluff Creek
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSanta Monica Bay
HUC8 Number18070104
HUC10 NameBallona Creek
HUC10 Number1807010403
HUC12 NameBallona Creek
HUC12 Number180701040300
Collection Day9
Collection Month3
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
CommentsReproducing population has been observed regularly since March 2020. Outfall pipe feeding Bluff Creek drains from Playa Vista Park fountains, where M. tuberculata have also been observed. On 8 Mar 2022, two specimens of M. tuberculata were also collected from the storm drain manhole at the adjacent intersection of Artisan's Wy and Bluff Creek Dr. The three specimens from Bluff Creek, and the two from the storm drain were deposited as voucher specimens in the Malacology collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierJason Post
Number Collected10


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/31/2023].

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