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Giant African Land Snail

Achatina fulica




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Giant African Land Snail
Achatina fulica Achatina fulica


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11 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Thanks Carol..

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

This is a great and huge snail. I was just outside (after a big dump of rain) looking for snails because I never found one yet. Incredible!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Did they introduce it, like a biological warfare or it just happened without no one knowing about it ?

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

That's a rare bit of information, never heard of it before. Thank you ChunXingWong.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

I see...

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

We have these in Borneo too, they were introduced by the Japanese during the WWII and quickly became invasive.

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Thanks for the info Jason Alexander, where these snails there for a long time or did they start appearing recently?

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Thanks Namitha & Jimmy, @Namita, these snails are so many in Indonesia, In Indonesia, these called Bekicot...

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

And also it would great if you could add this spotting to this mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1426...

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

As Jolly Ibañez has suggested I also think it's a Giant African Snail. I think its the close relative of Achatina fulica one of the top 100 invasive species in the world.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achatina_fulica.
I think it is an alarming issue, to see it in Indonesia too. Are these snails supposed to be there?

jimmy76
jimmy76 7 years ago

That is a really good picture of a snail

Jason Alexander
Spotted by
Jason Alexander

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.97, Long: 107.53

Spotted on Aug 25, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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