Apple snail

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

See also: Apple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among the known IAS in the Philippines are the American bullfrog and the golden apple snail or golden kuhol, which have displaced indigenous species in natural habitats.
As a result of such impacts, the golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) is included in the IUCN Global Invasive Species Database list of "100 of the world's worst invasive alien species."
Although an array of methods have been recommended for controlling apple snail infestation, approaches that target water levels are the most common (Litsinger and Estaflo, 1993; Wada et al., 1999; Yusa and Wada, 1999; Cowie, 2002; Darby et al., 2003, 2008; Seuffrent and Martin, 2010).
(2008) Fecundity of the exotic apple snail, Pomacea insularum.
Greene, "Extending integrated pest management to the golden apple snail: Examining a community centre approach in northeast Thailand," International Journal of Pest Management, vol.
Pomacea canaliculata is a gastropod from the family Ampullariidae, popularly known as golden apple snail. The uncontrolled spread of these gastropods has increased the demand for preventive and control measures through products that are non-toxic to other non-target organisms and the environment, as synthetic products used for this purpose have high residual effects (CALUMPANG et al., 1995).
Golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) is a devastating pest on rice that causes heavy economic losses in South East Asia.
Climate and pH Predict the Potential Range of the Invasive Apple Snail (Pomacea insularum) in the Southeastern United States.
The effect of stocking density and diet on the growth and survival of cultured Florida apple snail Pomacea paludosa.