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Apple Snail

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This freshwater aquatic snail has become an invasive pest, often eating all the aquatic plants within entire ponds and bayous in south Louisiana.


Native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil. They have been introduced to Taiwan, Singapore, and the Southern United States, where they are considered invasive. They occupy bodies of water ranging from rivers and ponds to roadside ditches.

Lives at  Audubon Insectarium

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