Apple snail

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(Zool.) a fresh-water, operculated, spiral shell of the genus Ampullaria.

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Except for the two operculate Ampullariidae (Pulmonata) Lanistes varicus (Muller) and Lanistes ovum Peter, the larvae attacked all other freshwater snails species collected at the respective sites for maintenance of our laboratory cultures.
2008), the freshwater gastropod family Ampullariidae contains a number of destructive invasive species (Rawlings et al.