Pomacea flagellata

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Pomacea flagellata
Ampullaria flagellata Say, 1829 (4193491022).jpg
Pomacea flagellata shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

informal group Architaenioglossa

Superfamily: Ampullarioidea
Family: Ampullariidae
Genus: Pomacea
Species: P. flagellata
Binomial name
Pomacea flagellata
(Say, 1827)

Pomacea flagellata is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae. In older literature this species was known as ghiesbrechti and today is still poorly understood.

The shell is nearly globular, often reaching almost 100 mm in height, but distinctly narrower with a large aperture. The shell surface often appears dimpled or hammered, and can range in color from olive-green to reddish-brown with colored bands.[1]


Pomacea flagellata is found in Southern Mexico and northern Guatemala.[1]


  1. ^ a b Perera G. & Walls J. G. (1996) Apple Snails in the Aquarium. T. F. H. Publications Inc., 55-56.

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