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Red-Rimmed Melania (Melanoides tuberculatus) - A Snail in Biscayne National Park, Florida - Harmful Invader or Just a Nuisance?

Explains how this potentially harmful invasive species arrived, why we are concerned, where in the area it is found, what environmental factors control its spread, and what might be done in response.

by Wingard, G. Lynn; Murray, James B.; Schill, W. Bane; and Phillips, Emily C.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3006
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Biological population management, Disease vectors, Ecology, Invertebrate zoology, Marine ecosystems, Mollusks, Nuisance species, Wildlife disease
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