Invasive species Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) (Gastropoda: Spiraxidae)

Nezirović, Marija (2009) Invasive species Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) (Gastropoda: Spiraxidae). Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The species Euglandina rosea is a carnivorous land snail from the family Spiraxidae with its natural habitat being the south-east of North America. It was imported starting from the 1950s onwards as a biological control of invasive snails on many tropical islands of the Indian and the Pacific Ocean. Instead of regulation, it was crucial in contributing to the endangering and extinction of a large number of endemic families of land snails on the islands, especially in Hawaii and French Polynesia. Therefore, it is nowadays listed on the IUCN's list of 100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species. In this work, the basic biological and ecological characteristics of the species E. rosea have been briefly exposed. Further, their impact and adaptation as a successful invasive species have been elaborated. Along with a number of morphological and ecological adaptations, E. rosea has a specifically developed system of predation. Noted are a number of methods nowadays used in the prevention and management of the species.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lajtner, Jasna
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2014 09:54
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3519

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