Florida apple snail
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.Tweet
Pomacea paludosa is a member of the Ampullariidae - Apple snails family.
Other species of the Pomacea genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
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