Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 Spiketop Applesnail In Duval County, Florida

    One can only speculate as to the life span of Pomacea diffusa in the wild. However, the large number of severely eroded live collected specimens found in the ditch, such as the one pictured below collected on 4/27/2017, suggest that it may be significantly longer than the native Pomacea paludosa that are found in the same habitat but don't exhibit such shell degradation. The pictured shell measures 48.8 mm.

Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 Spiketop Applesnail

Pomacea diffusa Blume, 1957 Spiketop Applesnail

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