Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1828) (ITIS)
Channeled apple snail, golden apple snail
South America (Sherley 2000)
Introduced to Hawaii in 1989 and California in 1997 (Sherley 2000; Rawlings et al. 2007)
Snails imported for aquaculture or the pet trade escaped or were released (Rawlings et al. 2007)
Damages rice and taro production by feeding on seedlings; competes with native apple snails and other species (Litsinger et al. 1993)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Channeled Apple Snail.
Council or Task Force
Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).
See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act
Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).
State and Local Government
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Pomacea canaliculata. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
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.
Rawlings, T.A., K.A. Hayes, R.H. Cowie, and T.M. Collins. 2007. The identity, distribution, and impacts of non-native apple snails in the continental United States. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:Article number 97.
Sherley, G. 2000. Invasive Species in the Pacific: A Technical Review and Draft Regional Strategy (PDF | 922 KB). South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.