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African giant snail - Achatina fulica Found miles away from populated area in a National park .It is of course an introduced species and seems to be spread over many areas mostly in the south-east of Australia. The shell of this one was approximately 50 mm long. Achatina fulica,Australia,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

African giant snail - Achatina fulica

Found miles away from populated area in a National park .It is of course an introduced species and seems to be spread over many areas mostly in the south-east of Australia. The shell of this one was approximately 50 mm long.

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''Achatina fulica'' is a species of large land snail that belongs in the family Achatinidae. It is also known as the Giant African land snail. It shares the common name "giant African snail" with other species of snails such as ''Achatina achatina'' and ''Archachatina marginata''.

Similar species: Land Snails And Slugs
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Uploaded May 2, 2021. Captured Jan 12, 2016 14:30 in Billy Goat Bend Rd, Cobbannah VIC 3862, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/332s
  • ISO3200
  • 250mm