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. Apple snail pomacea bridgesii is a large bright and very popular tank snail. 12 to 2 inches 1 gold 1 blue 1 black 1 albino 1 ivory mystery snail algae eaters.
In aquarium husbandry these snails can be also called. Apple snails in the aquarium by wells jerry g. 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.
Apple snails are tropical and sub tropical freshwater snails from the family ampullariidaesometimes referred to as pilidaethe ampullariidae are divided in several genera. The four exotic nonindigenous pomacea apple snail. 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.
The native florida apple snail. My mom found my apple snail under my nightstand. Hardback book the fast free.
Thankfully my snail was alive but damaged. Shining a spotlight on floridas apple snail populations. Aquatic arts deluxe mystery snail combo pack pomacea bridgesii live young adult snails.
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. I immediately put it back in my 36 gal tank.