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    Details of this species in Hawaii
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Levin, 2006
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction: Intentional
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Statewide Strategic Control Plan For Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata) in Hawai‘i, a Hawaii-wide plan for control of apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) consolidates the most relevant information about the ecology and behavior of this serious pest of wetlands and agriculture (particularly taro farms). Environmental, agricultural, health, and cultural impacts of the apple snail in Hawaii are assessed, and its current known distribution in Hawaii is mapped. Historic control measures are itemized, and recommendations for current and future actions are detailed.
    Location Notes:
    Impacts:
    Competition: Possibly competes with native freshwater snail species.
    Herbivory: Voracious macrophyophagous herbivore. Feeds on many crops, probably also natural vegetation.
    Last Modified: 16/01/2004 12:20:09 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland