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Asolene is a genus of freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails.

The distribution of the genus Asolene includes South America.[1]


There are seven[1] species within the genus Asolene:

Subgenus Asolene Asolene petiti (Crosse, 1891)[1] Asolene platae (Maton, 1809) - type species[1] Asolene pulchella (Anton, 1839)[1] Asolene spixi (d'Orbigny, 1837)[1]

Subgenus Pomella Gray, 1847[2] Asolene americana (v. Ihering, 1919)[1] Asolene fairchildy (Clench, 1933)[1] Asolene megastoma (Sowerby, 1825)[1]


1.^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i j "Asolene". The apple snail website, Accessed 16 May 2011. 2.Jump up ^ Gray J. E. (1847). "A List of the Genera of recent Mollusca, their Synonyma and Types". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 15: 129-206. page 148.

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"Asolene". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).