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Pomacea bridgesi

Pomacea bridgesi (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropodae
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Architaenioglossa
Superfamilia: Ampullarioidea
Familia: Ampullariidae
Genus: Pomacea
Species: Pomacea bridgesi


Pomacea bridgesi Reeve, 1856

Vernacular names
English: Spike-topped apple snai, Mystery snail
Русский: Ампулярия


Pomacea bridgesii, common names the Spike-topped apple snail or Mystery snail, is a South American species of freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae.

* Pomacea bridgesii bridgesii (Reeve, 1856)
* Pomacea bridgesii effusa (Blume, 1957)


The native distribution of this snail is Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru.

Non-indigenous distribution

It is non-indigenous in Hawaii since 1960 (Pomacea bridgesii effusa), south-east Asia since 1980s and in Florida since early 1980s (Pomacea bridgesii effusa).[2]

* Czech Republic as a "hothouse alien"

Human relevance
It is often kept as an aquarium pet because of its wide range of shell colors, lack of appetite for live plants, and ease of care.


1. ^ 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Cited 14 April 2008.
2. ^ Pomacea bridgesi

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