Fecundity of the Chinese mystery snail in a Nebraska reservoir

Journal of Freshwater Ecology
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The Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) is a non-indigenous, invasive species in freshwater ecosystems of North America. We provide fecundity estimates for a population of these snails in a Nebraska reservoir. We dissected 70 snails, of which 29 were females. Nearly all female snails contained developing young, with an average of 25 young per female. Annual fecundity was estimated at between 27.2 and 33.3 young per female per year. Based on an estimated adult population and the calculated fecundity, the annual production for this reservoir was between 2.2 and 3.7 million young.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Fecundity of the Chinese mystery snail in a Nebraska reservoir
Series title Journal of Freshwater Ecology
DOI 10.1080/02705060.2013.769127
Volume 28
Issue 3
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Freshwater Ecology
First page 439
Last page 444
Country United States
State Nebraska
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