EPPO Global Database

Pomacea canaliculata(POMACA)

Distribution details in China

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1980s
Imported into China in the 1980s as food. Since the taste of this snail meat was not acceptable for many Chinese people, some of them were disposed into wild and began to attack rice, Zizania, and other graminaeous plants.

Recorded in many provinces in China, usually occurring in the southern of latitude 30°N in China.
* NAPPO Alert of 2001-07-13
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* Yang, QQ, Liu SW, He C, Yu XP (2018) Distribution and the origin of invasive apple snails, Pomacea canaliculata and P. maculata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) in China. Scientific Reports 8, 1185. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-19000-7

* Yu X, Li Z, Lu Z, Sun L, Chen J, Zhen X, Xu H (2003) Occurrence of Golden Apple Snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck), in Paddy Fields and its Management in China. Proceedings of the special Working Group on the golden apple snail (Pomacea spp.). (7th ICMAM, Los Baños, PH, 2003-01-25). http://applesnail.net/pestalert/conferences/icam07/
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Laos Present, no details view...
Pakistan Absent, invalid record view...
Vietnam Present, no details view...