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Scientific name: Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1819)
Synonyms: Ampullaria canaliculata Lamarck, 1822
Kingdom: | Animalia | Phylum: | Mollusca | Class: | Gastropoda | (unranked): | clade Caenogastropodainformal group Architaenioglossa | Superfamily: | Ampullarioidea | Family: | Ampullariidae | Genus: | Pomacea | Subgenus: | Pomacea | Species: | Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1819) |
The Family of apple snails (Ampullariidae J. E. Gray, 1824) has 105-170 freshwater species with 9 …show more content…
Native range: temperate Argentina northwards to the Amazon basin.
The native distribution of P.canaliculata is basically tropical and subtropical, including Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil. The southernmost record for the species is Paso de las Piedras reservoir, south of the Buenos Aires province,Argentina.
This species also occurs in the United States, where the initial introductions were probably from aquarium release, aka "aquarium dumping". The non-indigenous distribution includes: Langan Park and Three Mile Creek in Mobile, Alabama; a pond bordering the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta in Baldwin County, Alabama ; Little Wekiva River, Orlando, Florida; a lake near Jacksonville, Florida; Lake Mirimar in San Diego County, California; a pond near Yuma, Arizona; and numerous locations in Hawaii. Established populations exist in California and Hawaii.
Last decades GAS Pomacea canaliculata has spread to South-East Asia and can now be found in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, southern China, Japan and the Philippines. The snail also invaded in the Southern parts of theUSA (Texas and Florida, upto central Ohio) and is expected to spread futher in the comming years. Possibly the species is making its way to Australia too.