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Island Apple Snail

Pomacea insularum

Description:

Invasive species. You can distinguish it from the natives by the deeply channeled whirl of the shell. (although not as deeply grooved as the spike-topped apple snail)

Habitat:

Lettuce Lake Park in Hillsborough County. All over the freshwater wetland habitat.

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4 Comments

MishaCainNell
MishaCainNell 9 years ago

Thanks Lars. No idea how that happened. I uploaded from mobile and must have hit the wrong button.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

you have put it into the wrong category...

MishaCainNell
MishaCainNell 9 years ago

Yes this is not our native species. This is an invasive from South America

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

That is different than the Apple Snail we have in Florida.

MishaCainNell
Spotted by
MishaCainNell

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2011
Submitted on Feb 11, 2012

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