Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 [Spiketop Applesnail] Aquarium Store Specimens

Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 [Spiketop Applesnail] Aquarium Store Specimen

Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 [Spiketop Applesnail] Aquarium Store Specimens

    Pictured above are three aquarium trade Pomacea diffusa (all measuring about 23 mm.) purchased from a Pet's Mart store about two miles from the Jacksonville wild population. The are advertised as "black banded mystery snail" (top image) , "blue" (bottom image, left) and "gold" (bottom image, right). Pomacea diffusa has been a popular aquarium species in Florida for over half a century and has been found in the wild here since at least 1965 (see:  Clench, W. J., 1965 Pomacea bridgesii (Reeve) in Florida. The Nautilus 79(3): 105. Jan.).

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