Study Invasive Mollusks Melanoides tuberculata and Achatina fulica in District Labuhan Batu Selatan


  • Arman Harahap Universitas Labuhan Batu, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia



Gastropods, spatial distribution and terrestrial mollusks.


District Labuhanbatu selatan has natural/artificial inland waters for
various usages. For example, freshwater has supported various
activities such as agriculture, plantations, inland fisheries, and
ecotourism. This study reports the presence of invasive mollusk in
freshwater (Melanoides tuberculata) and terrestrial (Achatina fulica)
habitats. This study is the first report regarding the spatial distribution
of the three invasive mollusk species in the inland waters of District
Labuhanbatu selatan. These invasive mollusks species are a severe
threat to the preservation of native species and human health because
they are an intermediate host for several types of parasites, such as the
trematode group. The spreading and rapid development of these
invasive mollusks is caused by their reproductive ability and resistance
to poor environmental quality and airborne dispersal factors by birds,
water flow, and commercial activities. This invasive species can
directly cause huge economic losses as they become a pest in
agricultural activities, plantations, and freshwater fisheries
(aquaculture). They also can transmit pathogens and displacement of
native species. Therefore, it is recommended to have a preventive effort
to tackle the expansion of in District Labuhanbatu selatan.


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How to Cite

Harahap, A. . (2021). Study Invasive Mollusks Melanoides tuberculata and Achatina fulica in District Labuhan Batu Selatan. International Journal of Science and Environment (IJSE), 1(1), 36–41.