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Giant African Snail

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

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  • USA and Canada
  • Africa
  • South and South-East Asia
  • Australasian - Oceanian


In the last 150 years this snail has spread from Africa to Mauritius, the Indian subcontinent, the Indo-Malay Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Caroline Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, the Society Islands and Hawaii and Florida in the USA.


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.