View Full Version : Snail Identification?

Demi ^_^
11-02-2008, 08:00 AM
Here is my new snail I received yesterday!




Does anyone know what type he is?

11-02-2008, 09:28 AM
im not sure what he is but he looks awsome mabey ask the place where you got him from if possible

11-02-2008, 11:03 AM
Looks like a Pomacea paludosa - Florida Applesnail - the largest freshwater snail in America

11-02-2008, 11:42 AM
It's an Apple Snail they can get pretty big and you need two of them for babies unlike MTS.

11-02-2008, 12:13 PM
Pomacea bridgesii: flat shoulders and 90° sutures (scalariform).
The flat shoulder, however, becomes less apparent in the last whorls of the shell.

Pomacea canaliculata group: indented sutures, less than 90°angle.
This shell is more globose (rounder) than the Pomacea bridgesii shell.

Pomacea paludosa: Almost flat sutures with an over 90° angle, which gives the snail a cone shaped shell top (spine).

Pomacea haustrum and Pomacea insularum: Deeply indented sutures with a sharp shoulders.

You can see images at: http://www.applesnail.net/ and then click on Species... that way you can easily find out which applesnail you have :19:

11-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Yup its a dark shelled apple snail. Some people call them mystery snails.
They love all the veggies.I really enjoy my snails.I find them fun to watch and I am amazed how quick they get around the tank!

11-02-2008, 05:46 PM
I have no clue what kind it is. LOL But it is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Nice find Demi!!! I got a couple of ivory mystery snails in my tank, as well as some MTS now. I couldn't find any until yesterday, now I can finally get my substrate aerated. Snails do an amazing amount of work, just be careful, as they can also be messy if you have large numbers of them.

11-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Great snail. :c5:

Demi ^_^
11-03-2008, 06:34 AM
Looks like my one is the Florida Apple Snail :19:

I couldn't find him this morning and this arvo - I hope he is alright :S

How big will he get?

I am soooo happy with my one. He is such a cute creature - many may think that is odd, but in my eyes he is just as beautiful as my gorgeous marbled Angels!

11-03-2008, 07:52 AM

11-04-2008, 02:36 AM
It would be a P. bridgesii/diffusa. There are no canas in Australia and because they are so particular about which snails are allowed in the country (basically any import is illegal) it's unlikely to be anything but the most common one.