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Pomacea canaliculata
(Ampullariidae)

apple snail

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Species description or overview

Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) information from www.applesnail.net
An illustrated description of the apple snail Pomacea canaliculata, its reproduction, feeding habits, behavior, habitat, and distribution is provided on this species page from www.applesnail.net.

Pomacea canaliculata information
Pomacea canaliculata ecology, habitat, dispersal, and management are from The Global Invasive Species Database.

Pomacea canaliculata description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Pomacea canaliculata as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

Pomacea canaliculata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Pomacea canaliculata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.


Impacts

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Pomacea canaliculata impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Pomacea canaliculata as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Statewide strategic control plan for apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Hawaii (Levin 2006) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This Hawaii-wide plan for control of apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) consolidates the most relevant information about the ecology and behavior of this serious pest of wetlands and agriculture (particularly taro farms). Environmental, agricultural, health, and cultural impacts of the apple snail in Hawaii are assessed, and its current known distribution in Hawaii is mapped. Historic control measures are itemized, and recommendations for current and future actions are detailed.

Statewide strategic control plan for apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Hawaii (Levin 2006)
This Hawaii-wide plan for control of apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) consolidates the most relevant information about the ecology and behavior of this serious pest of wetlands and agriculture (particularly taro farms). Environmental, agricultural, health, and cultural impacts of the apple snail in Hawaii are assessed, and its current known distribution in Hawaii is mapped. Historic control measures are itemized, and recommendations for current and future actions are detailed.

Pomacea canaliculata management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Pomacea canaliculata as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) information from www.applesnail.net
An illustrated description of the apple snail Pomacea canaliculata, its reproduction, feeding habits, behavior, habitat, and distribution is provided on this species page from www.applesnail.net.


Distribution

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy (2000) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The status of invasive plants, vertebrates, arthropods, molluscs, and crustaceans, and options for a regional invasive species strategy for the South Pacific are presented in this series of articles from the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2000.

Pomacea canaliculata worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Pomacea canaliculata is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Full-text articles

Statewide strategic control plan for apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Hawaii (Levin 2006)
This Hawaii-wide plan for control of apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) consolidates the most relevant information about the ecology and behavior of this serious pest of wetlands and agriculture (particularly taro farms). Environmental, agricultural, health, and cultural impacts of the apple snail in Hawaii are assessed, and its current known distribution in Hawaii is mapped. Historic control measures are itemized, and recommendations for current and future actions are detailed.

Statewide strategic control plan for apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Hawaii (Levin 2006) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This Hawaii-wide plan for control of apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) consolidates the most relevant information about the ecology and behavior of this serious pest of wetlands and agriculture (particularly taro farms). Environmental, agricultural, health, and cultural impacts of the apple snail in Hawaii are assessed, and its current known distribution in Hawaii is mapped. Historic control measures are itemized, and recommendations for current and future actions are detailed.

Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP). Sherley, Greg (ed.) . 2000. Invasive species in the Pacific: A technical review and draft regional strategy. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. ISBN: 982-04-0214-X.


Experts

Pomacea canaliculata contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Pomacea canaliculata as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Pomacea canaliculata references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Pomacea canaliculata as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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