ramshorn snail


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ramshorn snail

(ˈræmzˌhɔːn)
n
(Animals) any of various freshwater snails of the genus Planorbis that are widely used in aquariums
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More importantly Bisophenol A (BPA) has previously been shown to promote endocrine disruption and increase oviposition through superfeminization in a different species, the Ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis (5).
Bisphenol A induces superfeminization in the Ramshorn snail Marisa cornuarietis (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) at environmentally relevant concentrations.
The striped ramshorn snail, Marisa cornuarietis (Prosobranchia: Ampullaridae), was first detected in the Comal River in 1984 (Neck, 1984) and is suspected to negatively impact and cause decline in growth of freshwater macrophytes through direct consumption (Horne et al.
The Ramshorn snail index values for tests using males had index values almost twice those of females.
Caption: Coastal Plain Conservation Group staff, Andy Wood and Carson Wood, searching for magnificent ramshorn snails in their wild habitat, freshwater cypress-gum swamps with plentiful water lilies and spatterdock.
To help check this invasive alga, the friends are asking people to supply them with pond snails and ramshorn snails that act like vacuum cleaners, hovering up the algae as it forms on the sides of the ponds and on stones.
Ramshorn snails are also excellent feeders on blanket weed so there is not excuse for mucky green pond water this summer.
2 A few weeks ago I highlighted some of the issues involved with managing the water environment with creatures such as ramshorn snails and water fleas.