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Channeled Apple Snail

Channeled Apple Snail - Encyclopedia of LifeScientific name: Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1828)

Common names
: Channeled apple snail, golden apple snail

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Native To: South America (Sherley 2000)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Introduced to Hawaii in 1989 (Sherley 2000)

Images: Invasive.org and Google

Means of Introduction: Imported for aquaculture and the aquarium trade; snails escaped or were released (Sherley 2000; Silverwood 2011)

Impact: Damages rice and taro production by feeding on seedlings; competes with native apple snails and other species (Litsinger et al. 1993)

Current U.S. Distribution:

Management Plans: Aquatic Species / Channeled Apple Snail

Selected Internet Resources:

Federal Government

Applesnail (Pomacea canaliculata, Pomacea insularum)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Pomacea canaliculata
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Pomacea canaliculata Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Pomacea canaliculata - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
DOI. USGS. Florida Integrated Science Center.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Special Note: Distribution by county

Case Study: Golden Apple Snail (archived information)
U.S. Department of State.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

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State Government

Apple Snail Risk Analysis for Arizona (PDF | 347 KB)
Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

Channeled Apple Snails Invade Numerous Florida Waters (PDF | 374 KB)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls

Non-Native Applesnails in Florida (PDF | 309 KB)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls; Legal Aspects

Channeled Apple Snail (Jun 2005; PDF | 136 KB)
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls

Exotic Species Alert: Applesnails in Texas Waters (PDF | 72 KB)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Heart of the Hills Research Station.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts

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University/Academic

Arkansas' Most Unwanted: Channeled Apple Snail (PDF | 13 KB)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Lonoke Agricultural Extension and Research Center.
Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Apple Snail - Introduced Species Summary Project
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Applesnails of Florida, Pomacea spp.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Photographs; Impacts; Distribution; Controls

Channeled Apple Snail
University of Tennessee. Institute of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

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International

Pomacea canaliculata - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Expansion of the Golden Apple Snail, Pomacea Canaliculata, and Features of Its Habitat (PDF | 407 KB)
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region.
Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Golden Apple Snails (Sep 2003; PDF | 45 KB)
International Rice Research Institute.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Controls

Rice Doctor: Snails
International Rice Research Institute. Rice Knowledge Bank.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

Golden apple snail
Pests and Diseases Image Laboratory (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs

Pomacea canaliculata (mollusc) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Pomacea canaliculata - Molluscs: Introduced Species
Bishop Museum. Hawaii Biological Survey. Waipi'o Valley Stream Restoration Study.
Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Channeled Apple Snail - Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment (PDF | 100 KB)
Galveston Bay Estuary Program.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution

Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata, Pomacea bridgesi, Pomacea paludosa, and Pila conica)
Hawaii Invasive Species Partnership.
Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Channeled Apple Snail
Invasive.org.
Photographs

Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck) - Phytosanitary Alert System
North American Plant Protection Organization.
Taxonomy; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

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Citations

Litsinger, J.A., and D.B. Estano. 1993. Management of the golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck) in rice. Crop Protection 12(5):363-370.

Sherley, G. 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (PDF | 922 KB). South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Silverwood, K. 2011. Apple Snail Risk Analysis for Arizona (PDF | 347 KB). Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Last Modified: Apr 17, 2014
 
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