Specimen Information

Cipangopaludina chinensis
Cipangopaludina chinensis
(Chinese mysterysnail)

Specimen ID565035
Common NameChinese mysterysnail
CountySt. Louis
Localitypond at Bagley Nature Center, University of Minnesota-Duluth campus
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBeaver-Lester
HUC8 Number04010102
HUC10 NameCity of Duluth-Frontal Lake Superior
HUC10 Number0401010204
HUC12 NameCity of Duluth-Frontal Lake Superior
HUC12 Number040101020405
Collection Day24
Collection Month7
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
CommentsSee voucher photo. This sighting represents a second recolonization of this stormwater retention pond following drawdown to eradicate koi, goldfish, and other introduced fish in summer 2004. Since then, periodic visits were made to the pond to look for presence of either fish or snails but none observed. A last visit was about three seasons ago. May be a subspecies (C. c. malleata).
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDoug Jensen, Minnesota Sea Grant


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2020].

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