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Common Name (s): Giant African Land Snail, East African Land Snail, West African Land Snail, Tiger Snail Scientific Name(s): Achatina fulica, Achatina marginata, Achatina achatina Adult Size: Achatina fulica grow to 3 or 4 inches long (shell length), and Achatina achatina can have a shell up to 11 inches long (the body inside would stretch to about 15 inches long).

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giant African snail book They also eat the same food as us humans such as cauliflower, cocoa, papaya, peanut, banana and many other vegetables often become food for this giant snail.

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Many snails love cucumber and lettuce, but it is less nutritious than other vegetables so it is important to persist with other foods. Introduction: Giant African Snail (GAS) is one of the world's largest and most damaging land snail pests.

The Global Invasive Species Database has included this snail among the “ World's Worst” invaders. It is non-host specific and can consume at least different types of plants, including breadfruit, cassava, cocoa, papaya.

Giant African land snails are, as the name implies, much larger than the UK native snails that you will find in the garden, growing to a length of around 18cm long or even more, and often having a shell the size of a closed fist.

As well as making popular if unusual pets in the UK and America, they are also prized for the markings and patterns. The giant African snail has a thin shell with dark brown and cream stripes.

Land-dwelling snails usually have thin, fairly light shells. Eye. At the tips of the two longer tentacles are tiny eyes like black dots. These sense light and dark and can’t see much else. Foot. Like other snails, the giant African snail has a large, muscular “foot”.

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They can grow to 10 inches or 25 centimeters in length. In countries where they can be legally kept, they 90%(). Classed as one of the world’s most invasive species, the giant African snail (Achatina fulica) has been introduced around the world from its native home in eastern general, the shell of the giant African snail is a reddish-brown colour, with pale yellow vertical markings, although colouration can vary depending on the surrounding environmental conditions.

The fascination reached its peak when I got myself a pet Giant African Land Snail through the post when I was about twelve. Snails of all kinds are haemphrodites and when everything aligns right, they make babies in the kind of numbers that make rabbits look slow to breed.

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The largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail Achatina achatina, the largest recorded specimen of which measured cm ( in) from snout to tail when fully extended, with a shell length of cm ( in) in December It weighed exactly g (2 lb).

The snails emerge in hordes at night from burrows and under rocks where they hide during the day. Konni in Pattanamthitta district was once famous as a centre for taming elephants.

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The Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica) is considered to be one the world’s worst invasive alien snail has an impact on native biodiversity, and on agricultural and horticultural crops. In India, it is known to feed on more than fifty species of native plants and agricultural crops and also outcompetes the native snails.

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West Africa is home to the largest species of land snail in the world. The Giant African land snail (Achatina species), is known to grow up to 30cm in length and can be found in the dense tropical rain forests across the region from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana to Nigeria.

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Despite his giant size, even though the giant snail is the biggest and strongest snail around, he has one problem. He is. Introduction. The Giant African Snail, (Lissachatina fulica (Bowdich Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Achatinidae) is considered one of the world’s worst invasive alien species [].The snail attacks agricultural and native plants, vectors plant pathogens, and threatens human health while functioning as a host in the life cycle of rat-lung worm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis [].

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Mead. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago. Facts About Giant African Land Snails. Giant African Land Snails make great and rewarding pets for both adults and children, however, they can live for up to ten years in captivity (although usually around years), so the decision to start keeping snails shouldn’t be made lightly.

"Giant African Land Snail(s)" is often shortened to "GALS".Giant African land snails (GALS) could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas because they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. GALS are illegal to import into the U.S.

without a permit. If you have seen one of these snails please contact the FDACS helpline () The number of eggs that an individual snail lays often depends on the maturity and age of the snail and is between to eggs.

Giant African snails have no specific season of mating, as they are able to produce new clutches every two to three months. ("Achatina fulica", a; "Giant African snail", ; Egonmwan, ; Tomiyama, ).

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