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Ampullariidae, common name the apple snails, is a family of large freshwater snails, aquatic gastropod mollusks with a gill and an operculum. This family is in the superfamily Ampullarioidea and is the type family of that superfamily. The Ampullariidae are unusual because they have both a gill and a lung, with the mantle cavity being divided in order to separate the two types of respiratory structures. This adaptation allows these snails to be amphibious.
Found on the Hillsborough River, FL
I found the two Apple Snail shells on the bank of the river.
Spotted on Jun 22, 2017
Submitted on Jun 28, 2017