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Achatina tavaresiana 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 tavaresiana

Author: Tryon & Pilsbry

Achatina tavaresiana

Author: Abbott, R.T.

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Description

Shell ovate-subfusiform, thin, striate, glossy, buff-green, irregularly streaked with darker. Spire long-conic, obscurely flammulate, the apex a little obtuse. Whorls 8,5, granulated as far as the periphery of the last one, the latter rather ventricose, longer than the spire. Columella nearly straight, obliquely truncate, pale. Aperture oblong, oval, opalescent-bluish inside; peristome unexpanded, thin. Length 67, diam. 31 mm.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae

Distribution

West Africa: presidio of Pungo-Andonga, Angola, in great numbers, in the edge of the forest.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; 1904-1905; Manual of Conchology, Series 2, Volume 17, African Achatinidae
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Achatina tavaresiana Morelet, 1866]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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