Are Giant Colombian Ramshorn Snails Legal Across State Lines? Help 

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Hello folks.
I am trying to find info about the legal status of the Giant Colombian Ramshorn Snails in the USA. They are not real Ramshorn Snails, but a member of the Apple Snail family. I know Apple Snails can't be transported across state line, but can't find any info on Giant Ramshorn Snails.
I checked in the Fish and Wildlife website, but can't find anything.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Joe

 

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I would call your local wildlife department and see if you can get some answers that way. At least it will be definitive and you will have covered the base of taking precaution before attempting if it is indeed illegal.
 

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Marisa cornuarietis

https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/32526
"The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), implemented regulations in 2006 to require importers and inter-state sellers of marine and freshwater aquatic snails to obtain a three-year permit; prohibit the importation or interstate movement of all members of the Family Ampullariidae (excluding Pomacea bridgesi, P. diffusa and Asolene spixi) and require routine inspection of shipments of aquatic plants and aquarium supplies that may contain aquatic snails. Additional regulations apply in some US states. For example, in Texas, M. cornuarietis was added to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) list of harmful or potentially harmful aquatic species in 1990. This legally prohibits possession, culture, sale and transport of this species. Ampullariidae are not prohibited or restricted in the State of Florida. Commercial aquaculturists culturing aquatic snails must annually acquire an Aquaculture Certificate of Registration from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, report the species they are culturing, include their certificate number on invoices and packaging and implement Aquaculture Best Management Practices."


older info:
https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/snails-legality-issues-and-responsibility-as-a-hobbyist.191167/
"Illegal:
Asolene spixi “zebra apple”- these are banned from transport. These snails lay their eggs in clutches UNDER the water line, can interbreed with Columbian ramshorns and often eat plants as juveniles, even when not a mixed species.
Marisa cornuarietis “Columbian ramshorn”- Banned from transport.
Pomacea canaliculata “channeled apple snail”- banned from transport
Pomacea haustrum “triton apple snail”- banned from transport
Pomacea insularum - banned from transport
Pomacea paludosa “Florida apple snail, flapple”- banned from transport"
 
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Skavatar said:
Marisa cornuarietis

https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/32526
"The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), implemented regulations in 2006 to require importers and inter-state sellers of marine and freshwater aquatic snails to obtain a three-year permit; prohibit the importation or interstate movement of all members of the Family Ampullariidae (excluding Pomacea bridgesi, P. diffusa and Asolene spixi) and require routine inspection of shipments of aquatic plants and aquarium supplies that may contain aquatic snails. Additional regulations apply in some US states. For example, in Texas, M. cornuarietis was added to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) list of harmful or potentially harmful aquatic species in 1990. This legally prohibits possession, culture, sale and transport of this species. Ampullariidae are not prohibited or restricted in the State of Florida. Commercial aquaculturists culturing aquatic snails must annually acquire an Aquaculture Certificate of Registration from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, report the species they are culturing, include their certificate number on invoices and packaging and implement Aquaculture Best Management Practices."


older info:
https://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/threads/snails-legality-issues-and-responsibility-as-a-hobbyist.191167/
"Illegal:
Asolene spixi “zebra apple”
- these are banned from transport. These snails lay their eggs in clutches UNDER the water line, can interbreed with Columbian ramshorns and often eat plants as juveniles, even when not a mixed species.
Marisa cornuarietis “Columbian ramshorn”- Banned from transport.
Pomacea canaliculata “channeled apple snail”- banned from transport
Pomacea haustrum “triton apple snail”- banned from transport
Pomacea insularum - banned from transport
Pomacea paludosa “Florida apple snail, flapple”- banned from transport"
Thank you very much! This was great info. Much appreciated.
 
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