EPPO Global Database

Pomacea canaliculata(POMACA)

Distribution details in Kenya

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2020
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2021/074) : detected at two locations (Tebere and Ndekia) in the Mwea irrigation scheme. This is the first confirmed report of P. canaliculata in continental Africa. Present, only in some areas.
References
* Buddie AG, Rwomushana I, Offord LC, Kibet S, Makale F, Djeddour D, Cafa G, Vincent KK, Muvea AM, Chacha D, Day RK (2021) First report of the invasive snail Pomacea canaliculata in Kenya. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience 2, 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-021-00032-z