Specimen Information

Cipangopaludina chinensis
Cipangopaludina chinensis
(Chinese mysterysnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Specimen ID1724605
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusCipangopaludina
Specieschinensis
Common NameChinese mysterysnail
StatePA
CountyMontgomery
LocalityGreen Lane Reservoir, Walt Road Day Use Area, Pennsburg, PA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSchuylkill
HUC8 Number02040203
HUC10 NamePerkiomen Creek
HUC10 Number0204020308
HUC12 NameUpper Perkiomen Creek
HUC12 Number020402030806
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month12
Collection Year2023
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released aquarium
CommentsSubmitted via a public report to the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Many shells washed up on lake shore after flooding. Best guess ID by PFBC AIS Coordinator Sean Hartzell, based on morphology in photos. However, the taxonomy of non-native Mystery Snails in the US is ambiguous due to morphological overlap.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierSean Hartzell (PA Fish and Boat Commission)
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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