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Species Photo Documentation

Postby PaulaO on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:06 am

Photos of 3 types of Ampullariidae: pomecea bridgesii/diffusa (male, ~6mos, light bodied wild), pomecea canaliculata (gender?, ~4mos, dark bodied) and marisa cornuarietis (female, ~8mos, both gold and striped).

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pomecea bridgesii/diffusa

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Note how the spire whorls are stacked neatly like a cake.

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Note how the seams between the cake layers are smoothed over

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pomecea canaliculata

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Note how the "cake" has sunk in on itself

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Note the cake's seams are more obvious and grooved.

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This is from another cana I first used for the images then noticed his spire was weird, so I used another for the above image.

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Further spire comparison between the bridgesii/diffusa (left) and canaliculata (right)

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marisa cornuarietis note lack of raised spire

Gold w/ viviparus malleatus hitchhiker

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Striped

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dark side and light sides

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Postby Annie Anderson on Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:06 am

Great informational pictures Paula :yes: . Easy to understand, thanks a lot!
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Postby rpilla001 on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:05 am

Who is the hitchhicker on the Marisa?
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Postby Donya on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:05 am

Am going to stickyfy this, hope you don't mind; there aren't many stickies in this part of the board. Some of these photos really exemplify the spire differences and would be good as reference in addition to the species pages of the site.

EDIT: how certain are you of the ID on the Viv? The sharp angles look an awful lot like the offspring from the Cipangopaludina japonica I used to keep.
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Postby Pollux on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:19 am

nicely done :D
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Postby PaulaO on Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:22 am

The baby viv on the gold marisa is from the three I got from a plant/pond place here, locally.

Their offspring is quite different from the offspring of the vivs I got from Rainbow Snails a long time ago. For one, the juvies are brown and sharper, especially in a raised rim in the middle of each whorl.

I'll work on getting images of those next. None of the parents are alive, however. I do have photos of them all, though.

If anyone has any of the other species, I'd love to add in photos of those, taken from the same angle as the ones I have. That way we can compare then easily. Robert, some of your flapples, please?
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Postby PaulaO on Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:18 am

Non-Ampullariidae

Viviparus malleatus (known)

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parent of the above:

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Viviparus malleatus (assumed)

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parent of the above:

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Postby Furex on Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:51 am

Great job Paula :yes:
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Postby rpilla001 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:53 am

And where are the Flapples?
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Postby PaulaO on Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:09 am

In YOUR tank. Waiting to be photographed by YOUR new camera.

So, like, where are the photos of the flapples?? :lol:
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Re: Species Photo Documentation

Postby Lupin on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:42 am

This is really a great help! Thanks, Paula. :yes:
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To know better about goldfish, you can find a lot of info on them in GAB.
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Re: Species Photo Documentation

Postby rpilla001 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:43 pm

Paula,

I would be very cautions when Identifying P. canaliculata. The shape of the spire and depth of the channel is nearly identical to the P. Insularum. I would suggest adding photos of egg clutches sizes, color, and shapes. This is the best way to distinguish between a P. canaliculata and a P. insularum. Even then it is still difficult without genetic testing.

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Re: Species Photo Documentation

Postby rpilla001 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:56 pm

P. Paludosa

P. Paludosa is native to Florida and the only natve apple snail to the United States.

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Re: Species Photo Documentation

Postby pbgroupie on Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:48 am

Robert, I know I'm like a broken record, but you really need to be taking photos for National G or Ranger Rick or someone!
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Re: Species Photo Documentation

Postby Annie Anderson on Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:59 am

I'll second that PB--those pictures make me feel like I'm standing right there looking at the snails and eggs myself :yes:
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