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Exotic invasive giant apple snails (Pomacea maculata) will depredate eggs of frog and toad species of the Southeastern United States

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2017-03-04
End Date
2017-04-17

Citation

Carter, J., 2018, Exotic invasive giant apple snails (Pomacea maculata) will depredate eggs of frog and toad species of the Southeastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74T6HK7.

Summary

Frog eggs of three different species were presented to giant apple snails (Pomacea maculata) to determine if the snails will eat the eggs. There were four treatments: control (eggs in water only); control with lettuce (eggs in water and lettuce which was used as snail food); snail (eggs in water with snail); and snail with lettuce (eggs in water with snails and lettuce as an alternative food for the snail). Eggs were counted at the start and end of the experiment, and if an egg hatched to a tadpole, the tadpoles were counted as un-eaten eggs.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jacoby Carter
Originator :
Jacoby Carter
Metadata Contact :
Jacoby Carter
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Purpose

To determine if snails will eat the eggs of frogs and toads.

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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F74T6HK7

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