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The shell of Pomacea paludosa--one of several species referred to as apple snail--is globose with a large oval umbilicus, 1-1/2 to just over 2 inches wide, and somewhat taller than wide. The shell is yellow to green with reddish streaks and dark spiral bands. It has a pale gray foot with black pigment on the upper side of the body. Clutches of 10 to 80 white to slightly pinkish eggs are laid on emerging stems of vegetation, loosely packed together in a gelatinous mass. Pomacea paludosa is native to southeastern U.S. (Florida) and Cuba.
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