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.
Council or Task Force
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.