Florida is home to several species of Pomacea apple snails including one native species, the Florida apple snail, and four exotics native to South America. The four exotic, nonindigenous Pomacea apple snail species are the island apple snail, channeled apple snail, spike-topped apple snail, and the titan apple snail. As of 2013, Florida had exotic populations in at least 29 watersheds in 38 of 67 counties, the most abundant being the island apple snail. Although these snails are typically found in freshwater systems, some can tolerate brackish conditions. The island apple snail has been observed in tidally influenced portions of rivers and along sea walls of canals in south Florida.
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