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African Giant Snail

Lissachatina fulica


This large land snail that belongs in the family Achatinidae is an invasive species. The snail is around 7 cm in diameter and 20 cm in length. The shell has a conical shape and it is banded.


In the garden of a cold spring resort. The garden is at the edge of a tropical rain forest.

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arne.roysland 4 months ago

Thanks for your comments, tomk3886 !

tomk3886 4 months ago

What a beauty though.

tomk3886 4 months ago

This is a species that has become invasive in some parts of the world. The State of Florida claims to have eradicated it in South Florida. Time will tell. Some friends brought me a shell from a trip they took to Africa.

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Paranas, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 7, 2024
Submitted on Mar 15, 2024

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