Photo 1. Golden apple snail, Pomacea species (Thailand). Note the 'operculum' closing the opening of the shell.
Golden apple snail. The name has been given to several Pomacea species, due to confused identification.
Pomacea canaliculata. Other Pomacea species are similar, e.g., Pomacea maculata.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2019) Pomacea canaliculata (golden apple snail). Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc); and Pomacea canaliculata. Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomacea_canaliculata); and from Golden apple snail. Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI. (http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/step-by-step-production/growth/pests-and-diseases/golden-apple-snails). Photo 2 H. Zell. Pomacea canaliculata, Ampullariidae: Golden Apple Snail. Wikimedia Commons. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pomacea_canaliculata_01.JPG). Photo 3 Florida Division of Plant Industry , Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific.
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