Apple snail. The ampullariidae are unusual because they have both a gill and a lung with the mantle cavity being divided in order to separate the two types of respiratory. The shell was already damaged but this time i noticed the brown plate protecting the snail from fish that may flip it over and try to get the snail out had a tiny crack in it. The four exotic nonindigenous pomacea apple snail.
Thankfully my snail was alive but damaged. Shining a spotlight on floridas apple snail populations. Apple snail pomacea bridgesii is a large bright and very popular tank snail.
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Apple snails are tropical and sub tropical freshwater snails from the family ampullariidaesometimes referred to as pilidaethe ampullariidae are divided in several genera. Apple snails in the aquarium by wells jerry g. Florida is home to several species of pomacea apple snails including one native species the florida apple snail and four exotics native to south america.
Ampullariidae common name the apple snails is a family of large freshwater snails aquatic gastropod mollusks with a gill and an operculumthis family is in the superfamily ampullarioidea and is the type family of that superfamily. There are four. The genera asolene felipponea marisa andpomaceaare the new world genera south america central america the west indies and the southern usa while the generaafropomus lanistesandsauleaare found in africa.
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