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Achatina fulica


Is a species of large, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk. As they develop rapidly and produce large numbers of offspring, this mollusc is now listed as one of the top 100 invasive species in the world


The East African land snail is native to East Africa, especially Kenya and Tanzania.It also lived in wet sand. Its habitat includes most regions of the humid tropics, including many Pacific islands, southern and eastern Asia, and the Caribbean. It is a highly invasive species, and colonies can be formed from a single gravid individual. The species has established itself in temperate climates also, and in many places release into the wild is illegal. The giant snail can now be found in agricultural areas, coastland, natural forest, planted forests, riparian zones, scrub/shrublands, urban areas, and wetlands.


In Brazil, has become an agricultural pest and can be found in virtually every country, including those in coastal regions

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

nice spotting and information

Itanhaém, Brazil

Lat: -24.09, Long: -46.83

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

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