Wild Florida Photo - Pomacea paludosa

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Pomacea paludosa


Florida native


The Florida apple snail is the largest native North American freshwater snail, having a natural range of central and south Florida plus Cuba. Pomacea paludosa is the only native of all the applesnails now in Florida. The snail kite (Rostrthamus sociabilis) almost exclusively feeds on the Florida apple snail. It is also a favorite food of the limpkin.

Pomacea paludosa is a member of the Ampullariidae - Apple snails family.

Other species of the Pomacea genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Pomacea insularum - ISLAND APPLE SNAIL

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
UF IFAS Featured Creatures page for htis genus

Date record last modified:
Aug 19, 2018