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Giant African Snail

Scientific Name
Achatina fulica
Scientific Author
(Bowdich)
Taxonomy
(Mollusca: Pulmonata: Achatinidae)

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Commodity Type

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit

Description

Achatina fulica has been recorded to consume over 500 different plant species. It is has a voracious appetite. Among the preferred plants are such commercially significant species as papaya, coca and most legumes and cucurbits. It is one of the most economically significant terrestrial pulmonate pests.

Source:

Smith, B. & J. Stanisic (1998). Superorder Pulmonata, pp. 1037-1125, in Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds) Mollusca - The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australian Volume 5. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Part B viii 565-1234pp.

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On NAQS Pest List

 

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