Melanoides maculata Bruguière, 1789

Araya, Juan Francisco, 2015, Current status of the non-indigenous molluscs in Chile, with the first record of Otala punctata (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Helicidae) in the country and new records for Cornu aspersum (Müller, 1774) and Deroceras laeve (Müller, 1774), Journal of Natural History 49 (29), pp. 1731-1761 : 1736

publication ID 10.1080/00222933.2015.1006703


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Melanoides maculata Bruguière, 1789


Melanoides maculata Bruguière, 1789


Moneva et al. (2012).


Native to Asia, Philippines. In Chile this species has been found only in the Lluta river (18°24 ʹ S, 70°19 ʹ W), Región de Arica y Parinacota ( Letelier et al. 2007) GoogleMaps .

Possible mechanism of introduction/Status

Aquarium trade/established ( Letelier et al. 2007).


Detritivore, invasive (parthenogenetic species). This is a common aquarium snail. EA, I.

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