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Susan Ellis, ,

Golden apple snail

Pomacea canaliculata

Golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) is a mollusk pest of fresh water. It is a native of South America and was first detected in Hawaii in 1970s.

A serious pest to rice crops and taro, this pest is noted for its prolific appetite and production of bright pink egg masses.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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