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Giant Ghana Snail
Achatina achatina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Other names

= Giant Tiger Land Snail


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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Achatina achatina achatina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Achatina achatina achatina

subspecies Achatina achatina bayoli Morelet, 1888

Achatina achatina bayoli

subspecies Achatina achatina depravata Bequaert
subspecies Achatina achatina elegans Müller, 1774
subspecies Achatina achatina monochromatica Bruguiere, 1792
subspecies Achatina achatina roseolabiata Shaw & Nodder, 1796
subspecies Achatina achatina togënsis Martens, 1893

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Achatina achatina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Achatina achatina (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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