Achatina fulica

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Achatinoidea
Family: Achatinidae
Genus: Achatina
Subgenus: Lissachatina
Species: A. fulica

A popular pet snail, Achatina fulica (family: Achatinidae) is a species of giant land snails originally from East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania). Highly prolific and invasive, it has been introduced also to other areas of Africa and of the world, often with disastrous ecological results.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mauricio carneiro aquino
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 22:02:49

    My name is Mauricio Aquino,
    clinician, and student of Master of Health Sciences, UFAL.
    I am Brazilian and defender of the rational use of African snail(Achatina Fulin) in Brazil. an animal with such vitality can not be simplyregarded as a pest.
    read my newsletters. visit:

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    Médico Veterinário / CRMV-AL 0234 / Brasil
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