Achatina fulica – Giant African Snail
Large snail on a section of cut bamboo.
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
This snail is native to East Africa, but it has been widely introduced to other parts of the world. It is listed as one of the 100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species.
''Lissachatina fulica'' is a species of large land snail that belong in the Achatinidae family. It is also known as the giant African snail or giant African land snail.
This snail species has been considered a significant cause in pest issues around the world. Internationally, it is the most frequently occurring invasive species of snail.
Outside of its native range this snail thrives in many types of habitat in areas with mild climates. It feeds voraciously and is a vector.. more