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Achatina hortensiae Morelet, 1866

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Achatinidae »  genus Achatina - Giant African Land Snails

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Achatina hortensiae

Author: Tryon & Pilsbry

Distribution

Angola. West Africa: district of Huilla, in the province of Benguela; between Lopollo and Lake Ivantala, 5,000 ft. elev.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae
Shell ovate, inflated, thin, pellucid, glossy, granulose-dccussate. Brownish-green, streaked lengthwise with brown. Spire acutely conic, short, the suture deep. Whorls 6, convex, the last inflated, wrinkle-striate at the base, smooth anteriorly, more than half the total length. Columella regularly arcuate, pallid, abruptly truncate. Aperture oval, opaline within; peristome unexpanded and acute. Length 32, diam. 19 mm.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae
Author: Jan Delsing

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