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Apple snails are exceptionally well adapted to subtropical regions with periods of drought alternated with periods of excessive rainfall. This adaptation is reflected in their life style: moderately amphibious and being equipped with a shell door (operculum) enabling the snail to close its shell (to prevent drying out while hiding in the mud).
Pomacea is sexual mature at the size of 2.5 cm/1 inch. The reproductive rate of this snail varies with the temperature and partly by the availability of food. The reddish (due to the high carotenoid content) eggs are tightly attached to each other. They are attached on object above the waterline and their size varies from 2.20 to 3.5 mm (0.5 to 0.9 inch) diameter. An average clutch contains 200 to 600 eggs.


Las ampularias son moluscos bien adaptados a las regiones subtropicales con períodos de sequía alternados con perídos de lluvia excesiva. Esta adaptación se refleja en su vida: moderadamente anfibios, equipados con un opérculo que le permite al animal cerrar su caparazón (y así impedir que se seque cuando se oculta en el barro)

El caracol está sexualmente maduro cuando alcanza un tamaño de alrededor de 2.5 cm. Su índice de reproducción varía de acuerdo a la temperatura y la disponibilidad de comida. Los huevos rojizos (debido a una alta concentración carotenoide) están fuertemente adheridos entre ellos. Con un diámetro entre 2.20 a 3.5 mm, se fijan a cualquier objeto cercano a la superficie del agua. Cada desove cuenta de 200 a 600 de ellos.
(Laguna próxima a Arroyo Convento – Cerro Largo)
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