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Golden Apple Snail

Scientific Name
Pomacea canaliculata
Scientific Author
(Lamarck, 1822)
Taxonomy
(Mollusca: Prosobranchia: Ampullariidae)
Status
Exotic species - absent from Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Both sexes shell:

- Globose

- 5 to 6 whorls

- Aperture large and oval to round

- Varies from yellow (cultivated), brown to nearly black

- Eggs: Reddish

Males: Have a rounder aperture than females.

Source: The applesnail website.

For more detailed information please visit this website at:

http://www.applesnail.net/
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Specimen Contact
Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum
Author
Walker, K.
Created
30/07/2005 02:43 AEST
Last Updated
21/04/2011 14:31 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Golden Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata ) Updated on 4/21/2011 2:31:17 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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