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Apple Snail eggs

Pomacea paludosa

Description:

Eggs of the Apple Snail on freshwater pond vegetation.

Habitat:

Water plants growing along edge of St. Johns River.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago
Florida Apple Snail
Pomacea paludosa applesnails of Florida, Pomacea spp.


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3 Comments

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

That is awesome. I put my suggestion back up for the link (my bad). Maybe it was a Snail Kite. The females and males actually look different which is called sexual dimorphism. They do feed on apple snails, but unfortunately some non-native apple snail species out compete the native snails which may cause a problem for the Snail Kite. Either way I am glad to see these eggs as a spotting! You have a good eye. :)

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

Thank you for helping pinpoint the ID.
I was just reading about the Snail Kite. I'm not familiar with them, so I can't say for sure that I saw any, though I did see a number of very dark birds that fit the description. What I did see were apple snail eggs in a number of places. I didn't know what they belonged to, but they stood out and caught my attention.

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

Yay! I'm so glad you found Florida Apple Snail Eggs. These are the only native apple snail species in Florida. A tasty delight for Snail Kites. ;)

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on Jun 3, 2014

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