Specimen Information

Pomacea diffusa
Pomacea diffusa
(spike-topped applesnail)
Mollusks-Gastropods
Exotic

Specimen ID934876
GroupMollusks-Gastropods
GenusPomacea
Speciesdiffusa
Common Namespike-topped applesnail
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityFinger Lake, Between SW 53rd Ave, SW 55th Ave (Sabel Palm Ave), 101st St (Oak Ln), and 105th St.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameTamiami Canal
HUC10 Number0309020615
HUC12 NameTamiami Canal
HUC12 Number030902061500
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month6
Collection Year1965
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16344
Author:Clench, W.J.
Date:1966
Title:Pomacea bridgesi (Reeve) in Florida.
Journal:Nautilus
Volume:79
Issue:3
Pages:105
Reference 2
Ref. Number:28234
Author:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Date:2015
Title:Applesnail occurrences in Florida (Pomacea sp.), 1962-2015.
Publisher:Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference 3
Ref. Number:16154
Author:Rawlings, T.A., K.A. Hayes, R.H. Cowie, and T.M. Collins
Date:2007
Title:The identity, distribution, and impacts on non-native apple snails in the continental United States.
Journal:BMC Evolutionary Biology
Volume:7
Pages:97
CommentsThis collection was originally identified as P. bridgesi. Based on the genetics work by Rawlings et al. 2007, the identification of this specimen was changed to P. diffusa.
Record TypeSpecimen
Museum Cat NumberMCZ 256087
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/21/2019].

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