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African Land Snail
Achatina fulica (Bowdich, 1822)

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

Scientific synonyms

Achatina fulva
Achatina mauritiana

Other names

= Giant African Land Snail
= Giant African Snail
= Giant East African Snail


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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Platydemus manokwari Beauchamp, 1963 - Flatworm

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Achatina fulica fulica (Bowdich, 1822)
subspecies Achatina fulica hamillei Petit, 1859

Achatina fulica hamillei

subspecies Achatina fulica rodatzi Dunker, 1852

Achatina fulica rodatzi

subspecies Achatina fulica sinistrosa Grateloup, 1840
subspecies Achatina fulica umbilicata Nevill, 1879

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [257175e9-9fbb-4283-b485-f27ad0e277b9]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Achatina fulica Bowdich, 1822]
Data retrieved on: 22 July 2015
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Achatina fulica BOWDICH, 1822]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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