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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 褐雲瑪瑙螺 (非洲大蝸牛)
  • Catalan
    • Caragol gegant africà
  • Scientific Names
    • Achatina fulica
    • Lissachatina fulica
  • English
    • Giant African Land Snail
  • Indonesian
    • Bekicot

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

robberfly

Date

May 25, 2016 01:44 PM HST

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

aliashraf

Date

May 23, 2016 08:47 PM AWST

Description

Saw this huge snail. Added a guitar pick for scale

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

tiyumq

Date

May 8, 2016 02:52 AM MDT

Description

Hawaiian land snail. Kanapali maui

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Square

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

sarahaaa

Date

May 5, 2016 11:00 AM UTC

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

May 4, 2016 11:30 PM HKT

Description

褐雲瑪瑙螺 (非洲大蝸牛) (Achatina fulica)

Pattern of shell seems different to my other observations.

Reference :
http://www.ntm.gov.tw/upload/education/book/20130514/b01a0508-6dcf-4e90-a003-3704bb36ccb1.pdf

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

akshathumesh

Date

May 2, 2016

Place

Swiss View (Google, OSM)

Description

A big snail with big eyestalks and a brown patterned shell. This type of snail is often seen on the walls of buildings or else in grassy areas, especially after rain.

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

carissaaa

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

The snail is about 20cm in length and 5-7cm in height. The shell is shaped like a cone unlike other more spherical shells of snails, and is primarily brown. The whorl of the snail is at the back not the side like it is most commonly, and is quite small. There is a certain pattern on the shell - stripes going either a vertical direction or a horizontal on different sections. The shell looks really hard and difficult to break. The upper and lower tentacles of the snail is a tan shade, the head a darker brown, and the foot a charcoal grey. All of these parts look relatively scaly and slimy and have a wet sheen. As seen in the photo, the snail leaves a slimy residue to its path. If you flip the snail over, you can see that the mantle of the shell is also grey and that the underside of the snail is a gradient of grey to tan.

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

ki_moon

Date

May 2, 2016 06:48 PM SGT

Description

Its shell is various brown colours and it's transparent. The brown colours get lighter towards its end. The shell of this snail was a length of my pinky finger with a diameter of half of its length.

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

hoonjoo

Date

April 30, 2016

Place

West, SG (Google, OSM)

Description

I found this huge snail about 1 hour after a massive rain. It was on a wet sidewalk. It's shell was about 4 cm wide, and 6cm long, and it's overall length before it went back into it's shell was around 8 cm.

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

abelong

Date

May 1, 2016

Description

Big African Land snail very common in Singapore has a hard shell usually looks similar to it's own kind. It could easily fit into your hand. It is about the size of a McDonalds 80 cent Snow cone

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What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

kurumiiii

Date

April 28, 2016 03:31 PM AWST

Description

- brown shell with yellow stripes
- about 6-8 cm
- dark purple-ish colored body

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica

Observer

robin10

Date

May 1, 2016 02:10 PM AWST

Description

It has a color of dark brown and general brown. Light brown gets whiter as it gets to the far side of the head. Brown color head and has horns. It is about 7-9cm long. It is very slow.

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Description from Wikipedia

Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae known commonly as the giant African snail or giant African land snail. It thrives in many types of habitat in areas with mild climates, it feeds voraciously and vectors plant pathogens, causing severe damage to agricultural crops and native plants, it competes with native snail taxa, it is a nuisance pest of urban areas, and it spreads human disease. It is listed as one...

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